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We felt the balance of flavors were off a bit in this salad with the combination of
tart cherries and the tart lemon dressing. Lemon was the overpowering flavor unfortunately and we couldn't taste much else. Hazelnuts replaced pine nuts as the latter are hovering around 20-30 dollars a pound here. I would make this again but balance out the flavors-but how I don't know (yet). Reviewed for Veg Tag October.
Lovely grouping of flavors. We found the dressing too bland, so we simply dumped on a bit of Italian dressing and we were good to go. Love the sweet pear with the tart cherry with the salty cheese. THANKS for sharing!
I enjoyed this salad as a switch-up to my normal salad with lots of veggies. I used feta cheese crumbles in place of the pecorino cheese and also slivered almonds in place of the pine nuts as they are very expensive around here. A lovely combination of sweet/tart goodness. Made for Veg-n-Swap~
Similar to a Waldorf salad, this is a great combination of flavors perfect for any season. We enjoyed the simple and light dressing along with the julienne sliced pears and cheese. We did not re-hydrate the cherries, and also used chopped pecans rather than pine nuts. This is a terrific and elegant salad that you will be looking for seconds on, and we will definitely be making again. Thanks ellie_, for posting such a delicious salad recipe. :)