Roasted Pear Salad with Raw Pear Vinaigrette

Itʼs a rainy day today and a good day to play in the kitchen. Today’s rain rendered a great recipe. I thought about calling it OMG Pears Salad. First I played with making a pear dressing. What I
know about making a salad dressing or what I refer to as a cold sauces for vegetables is… you need at least one thing from each of these food categories. A fat/oil, a liquid, some of which is acidic,
salt and some herb/spices or personality. Pears were my focus and they make a great emulsifier in dressings.

Pear Vinaigrette
1⁄4 cup sesame oil
1⁄4 cup white balsamic
1 lemon juiced
1 Pear
1Tbl Honey
1 Tbl Dijon Mustard
1-2 tsp cardamom powder
1 tsp sea salt

Blend all ingredients hold the oil out for last. Pour the oil in slowly at the end. You may want to add more or use less oil depending on the desired texture. This should probably be done first but I was focused on the dressing.

1 Pear
Romaine Lettuce
Embellishing idea’s were, but are not limited to: Carrots, Red Cabbage, Walnuts, Goat Cheese
Pear Rub
Sea Salt

Heat oven to 350. Slice the pears into 8 pieces. Place even amount of the rub ingredients into the palm of your hand. Mix them into a paste and rub that all over the sliced pears. Place on cookie sheet and roast for 10-15 minutes turning midway. Check for desired texture with a toothpick. While the pears are roasting prepare the rest of the salad in serving bowls.

If you would like your walnuts warmed add them to the pear sheet for the last 5 minutes. Cool pears for 5 minutes before plating. Drizzle the dressing over the salad. Feel free to mix and match ingredients and let me know what you did and what you thought of it.

I wish you all health and happiness!
Bon Appetite

Lisa F. Ehlers CN.,CH
The Natural Cook Studio of Bend


One thought on “Roasted Pear Salad with Raw Pear Vinaigrette

  1. FABULOUS!!!! My boyfriend who’s not big on salad’s said that this was definitely a “keeper”!!! Added goat cheese and used the Cinco romaine and Mt. Hood Organics pears! Yum yum! Great invention Lisa!

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