watercress, rocket, sweet pear, walnut and parmesan salad


make this only when you can find perfect pears and watercress, he says

per person - half a pear
2 big handfuls of watercress
2 big handfuls of rocket.

if the skins are nice just give them a wash, if not remove with a peeler. Then cut them in half and deseed. It doesn`t really matter how you cut them up. Sometimes in big rough chunks, maybe sliced up or even grated.

then place into the bowl with the watercress and rocket. The pepperiness of the leaves works so well with the sweetness of the pear. Drizzle with a good extra virgin olive oil just to coat, a small squeeze of lemon juice (because the pear juice is slightly acidic but very tasty), and season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Toss all this together and serve. Shave over some Parmesan or Pecorino, crumble your nuts over and tuck in.

serve with roasted meat or as a starter on its own.

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posted by ramtops on 02 Jun 06 - 9591 views


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