Perfectly Pear Walnut Salad
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Recipe shared with us by Sadaf.
Serves: 4 servings
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) Sadaf grapeseed oil
  • ¼ cup simple syrup (see preparation note below)
  • 2-1/2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup walnut pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Sadaf 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
  1. For the dressing, whisk or blend the oil, syrup, vinegar, and salt. Adjust dressing to taste, if needed.
  2. For the salad, heat the 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.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the salad dressing with the greens, pear slices, walnuts, and sugar, until well coated.
Prepare a simple syrup using ¾ cup water, 3 Tablespoons sugar, cooking over low heat until sugar is melted. Measure amount needed for recipe.
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