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Fresh Pear Salad

Preparation time : 10 minutes,
Calories per serving: 195

ingredients

serves 4
2 ripe dessert pears
1 Webb's Wonderful, oak-leaf or lotto rosso lettuce
1 spring onion
2 tender stalks celery
2 tablespoons walnuts or pecans
2 tablespoons blue cheese (optional)

dressing

1 small clove garlic
1 tablespoon fruit vinegar
2 tablespoons virgin olive oil
1/2 tablespoon salt Freshly ground black pepper

method

1. Wash and dry the lettuce leaves and cut them into thin strips. Trim the base of the spring onion and finely chop the bulb and about 3in (80mm) of the green stalk. Trim and chop the celery into thin slices.

2. Lightly toast the walnuts or pecans in a dry pan for 2 minutes, without burning, and put to one side.

3. Peel and crush the garlic and mix the dressing ingredients in a bowl. Peel and slice the pears and cover with dressing to prevent discolouring.

4. Combine all the ingredients together with the dressing, crumble in the optional blue cheese, toss well and serve immediately.

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