Poached Pear Salad Recipe

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Poached Pear Salad
  • Chef: Gresham Fernandes
  • Recipe Servings: 2
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  • Difficulty Level: Medium

A refreshing, delicate and exquisite salad that is far different from the usual, and makes a superb summer meal.

Ingredients of Poached Pear Salad

  • 2 pears
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 cinnamon
  • For dressing:
  • 1/4 cup organic honey
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 4 medium sized leaves, radicchio
  • 4 medium sized leaves, romaine
  • 1 cup blue cheese
  • 5 grapes, cut in half
  • 10 hazelnuts
  • For garnish:
  • Dil leaves
  • Microgreens (optional)

How to Make Poached Pear Salad

  • For the poached pear:
  • 1.Peel the pear, cut into quarters and deseed. Mix all the ingredients for the poached pear, bring to a boil and simmer on low till the pear is soft. Keep aside.
  • 2.Mix all the ingredients for the dressing, season and keep aside.
  • 3.Whip the blue cheese with a hand blender to lighten the cheese.
  • To make the salad:
  • 1.Cut the unpoached pear into a big dice, do the same with the poached pear.
  • 2.Cut the leaves into smaller pieces, add the grapes, toasted hazelnuts, both the pears and the dressing.
  • 3.Lightly toss, top with the whipped blue cheese.