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Pear and Arugula Salad

Posted on May. 5th 2012 No Comments »

The peppery taste of the arugula with the sweetness of the pears and the crunch of sunflower seeds is delicious. This recipe is from Better Homes and Gardens.

  • 2 
red Bartlett pears
  • 12 
cups arugula (about 8 oz.)
  • 1/3
cup dry roasted, salted sunflower kernels
  • 2
ounces Parmesan cheese, shaved
  • Shredded lemon Peel (optional)

Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1 tablespoon lemon peel
  • 1/3
cup lemon juice
  • 1 
teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2
teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4
cup extra virgin olive oil

For vinaigrette: In bowl combine lemon peel, lemon juice, sugar, and kosher salt. Gradually whisk in olive oil. I like to put this into a dressing bottle.

Transfer 1/4 cup of the vinaigrette dressing to large bowl. Quarter, core, and seed pears. Cut each quarter in thin slices; add to dressing in bowl. Let stand for 15 minutes.

Add arugula to pears; toss lightly to coat. Transfer to serving platter. Top with sunflower kernels, Parmesan, and lemon peel. Serve with remaining dressing. Cover and refrigerate remaining vinaigrette up to 1 week.

Makes 8 servings

Posted by poppa-d | in Arugula, Parmesan, Pear


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