Rocket, Pear, Walnut, & Blue Cheese Salad 

Crunchy pears provide the best texture for this salad. You could also add some crispy bacon if you like.

Prep time: 5-10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Serves: 4

Ingredients

2 tsp honey, melted  (we love Airborne Honey’s manuka and wildflower)
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (we love Olivado)
1 tbsp white wine vinegar (we love D.Y.C)
2 pears
3 cups baby rocket leaves
100g blue cheese (we love Kapiti)
¾ cup walnuts, lighted toasted (we love Alison’s Pantry)
1/2 pack free-range streaky bacon (we love Hellers Danish streaky bacon)-optional
We used a Le Creuset non-stick frying pan.

Method

  1. Fry off the streaky bacon until crispy & golden in a non-stick fry pan.
  2. Mix honey, extra-virgin olive oil and white wine vinegar together in a small bowl.
  3. Remove cores from the pears and slice thinly, leaving skin on. Place pears in a bowl and pour over the dressing.
  4. Combine rocket leaves, crumbled blue cheese and walnuts on a serving platter.
  5. Chop the bacon and add to the salad.
  6. Scatter salad with ripe pears, drizzle over extra dressing and serve.
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