Grilled Pear Salad with Strawberries and Chèvre

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Summary

Yield
Servings
SourceRecipe from welcometothetable.coop
Prep time15 minutes
Cooking time5 minutes
Total time20 minutes

Description

Any number of cheeses will complement this salad, including chèvre goat cheese and mascarpone, which have a neutral flavor, allowing the pear and strawberries to shine.

Ingredients

1 clove
garlic (pressed)
3 tablespoons
balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon
honey (to taste)
1/4 cup
olive oil, extra virgin (plus 1 tbsp for pears)
1/2 teaspoon
salt
4 ounces
mixed greens (washed and dried)
3
pears, bosc (sliced)
1 tablespoon
lemon juice (for pears)
2 cups
strawberries (halved)
2 ounces
cheese, chèvre (crumbled)
1/4 cup
walnuts, toasted (coarsely chopped)
 
black pepper, cracked

Instructions

In a jar, combine the garlic, balsamic vinegar, honey, ¼ cup olive oil and salt. Shake well to mix.

Preheat the grill or a grill pan. Cut the pears into quarters vertically, then cut out the stems and cores. Toss pears with lemon juice in a large bowl. When the grill is ready, drizzle the remaining olive oil on the pears, then place the slices, cut-side down, on the grill. Turn when marked, about 1–2 minutes. When both cut sides are marked, transfer to the bowl.

Spread the mixed greens on a platter, then top with cooled pears, strawberries, chèvre and walnuts. Grind pepper over salad to taste. Drizzle with dressing and serve immediately.

Notes

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