Walnut, Feta & Pear Salad

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This simple salad contains sweet pear, salty cheese and toasted nuts. It is great for a side salad to a range of dishes and here I have served it with an asparagus and leek quiche.

Side dish to a quiche.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 minutes
Makes:4 sides

3/4 cup cumbled feta
1/2 cup walnuts
1 large bag of rocket
1 firm pear

Dressing of balsamic vinegar, oil and garlic to serve.

Wash the rocket leaves and place them in a large bowl.

Slice the pear thinly and add to the bowl. Crumble the feta, add half to the bowl and toss well.

Toast the walnuts over a low heat until they become fragrant. This wont take long, constantly shake the nuts so they don't burn.

Add the nuts, remaining feta and salt to the salad and serve with dressing.

NOTE: For the dressing I mix one part balsamic vinegar with two parts good olive oil. I then add a full clove of garlic to the bottle and use this for all salads. Make ahead of time.

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