Crunchy Pear & Celery Salad

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Crunchy Pear & Celery Salad

Crunchy Pear & Celery Salad

Crisp pears are tossed with Cheddar cheese and pecans in this delicious salad. For an Italian twist, try a good Parmesan with some toasted pine nuts or to go British use crumbled Stilton and toasted walnuts.

Serves 6

Prep Time 25 min

Total Time 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 4 stalks celery, trimmed and cut in half crosswise
  • 2 tablespoon cider, pear, raspberry or other fruit vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ripe pears, preferably red Bartlett or Anjou, diced
  • 1 cup finely diced white Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted (see Tip)
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 6 large leav butterhead or other lettuce

Cooking Directions

Step 1

Soak celery in a bowl of ice water for 15 minutes. Drain and pat dry. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces.

Step 2

Whisk vinegar, honey and salt in a large bowl until blended. Add pears; gently stir to coat. Add the celery, cheese and pecans; stir to combine. Season with pepper. Divide the lettuce leaves among 6 plates and top with a portion of salad. Serve at room temperature or chilled.


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