Corporate Catering Services | Perfectly Pear Walnut Salad
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Perfectly Pear Walnut Salad

Perfectly Pear Walnut Salad

  |   Dairy Free Diets, Recipe, Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings


  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) Grapeseed oil
  • 1/4 cup simple syrup (see preparation note below)
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  • 3/4 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 tablespoon  Grapeseed oil
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 heads of butter lettuce, hand torn into bite size pieces or 5-ounce package arugula
  • 1 ripe pear, cored and thin sliced lengthwise, dipped in lemon juice


  • For the dressing, whisk or blend the oil, syrup, vinegar, and salt. Adjust dressing to taste, if needed.
  • For the salad, heat  1 tablespoon of oil over medium-low heat. Add the walnuts and sauté for a few minutes. Add the brown sugar and cook until caramelized.
  • In a large bowl, toss the salad dressing with the greens, pear slices, walnuts, and sugar, until well coated.


Prepare a simple syrup using 3/4 cup water, 3 Tablespoons sugar, cooking over low heat until sugar is melted. Measure amount needed for recipe