Autumn Pear Salad with Maple Candied Walnuts

Autumn Pear Salad with Maple Candied Walnuts

  • Preparation time

    10 mins
  • Cook time

    10 mins
  • Serves 4

Make the most of the season with this recipe for Autumn Pear Salad with Maple Candied Walnuts. This easy and delicious salad is full of crisp pears, leafy greens, cheese and sweet candied walnuts.

Dietary Information

Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation.

Ingredients

Candied Walnuts

  • Maple syrup - 1/2 cup
  • Walnut halves - 1 cup

Salad

  • Pears - 2
  • Lemon juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Leafy greens - 120 g
  • Celery sticks, thinly sliced (optional) - 2
  • Italian parsley leaves - 1/2 cup
  • Feta or blue cheese - 100 g
  • Poppy seeds - 1 Tbsp

Dressing

  • Flavourless oil - 2 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Honey - 1 Tbsp
  • Dijon mustard - 1/2 Tbsp

Method

  1. Firstly, candy the walnuts. In a small pan bring the maple syrup to a simmer and continue to cook for 8-10 minutes until it becomes thick. Remove from the heat and stir through the walnuts. Spread onto a lined baking tray and allow to cool.

  2. Thinly slice the pears (avoiding the core) and squeeze over lemon juice to stop them browning.

  3. To your salad bowl, add the greens, celery, parsley, feta or blue cheese and then poppy seeds.

  4. In a small bowl, add the dressing ingredients together and stir to combine

  5. Sprinkle the candied nuts over top, and drizzle with dressing just before serving.

PER SERVE Energy 2362kJ • Protein 11g • Total Fat 40g • Saturated Fat 7.0g • Carbohydrates 37g • Sugar 34g • Sodium 66mg

Dietary and nutritional info supplied by NZ Nutrition Foundation