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Roasted Pear Salad

Roasted Pear Salad

Roasted Pear Salad

Course: Salads
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients

TO PREPARE PEARS:

  • 4 Bosc pears core and dice pears into ¼-inch dice; do not peel
  • 1/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp Ginger powder
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • pinch each Salt and pepper

TO PREPARE APPLE CIDER AND ORANGE VINAIGRETTE:

  • 1/2 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 whole Orange juiced
  • 1 whole Orange zested
  • 3/4 cup Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tbsp Whole grain mustard
  • 2 tbsp Shallots minced
  • pinch each Salt and pepper

TO PREPARE SALAD:

  • 3 heads Bib lettuce shredded to desired size
  • 3 cups Roasted pears
  • 1-1/2 cups Crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 to 1 -1/2 cups Sweet onion, Vidalia or Maui halved and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Pine nuts toasted
  • 1-1/2 cups apple cider and orange vinaigrette

Instructions

TO ROAST PEARS:

  • To roast pears, preheat oven to 400°. In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except pears. Toss pears in mixture. Place pears on lightly oiled baking sheet and roast in oven until tender, about 15 minutes. Cool roasted pears before using.

APPLE CIDER AND ORANGE VINAIGRETTE:

  • In a salad dressing shaker or a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine all ingredients and shake vigorously until thoroughly mixed. Adjust seasoning if needed.

TO PREPARE SALAD:

  • In a bowl, combine lettuce, ½-cup feta, sliced onion, 1-½ cups of roasted pears. Toss with vinaigrette and move to serving platter. Garnish with remaining feta, pears, and pine nuts.

Notes

Recipe provided by Chapoquoit Grill on Route 28A in West Falmouth and also appeared in the 2014 Early Summer issue of Cape Cod HOME.
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