Watercress Salad With Pears and Creamy Goat Cheese Dressing

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I went to 2 stores to find fresh watercress to make this salad. It was worth it tho, it turned out wonderful. Points 3.

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  • 14 cup log-style goat cheese, plus
  • 2 tablespoons log-style goat cheese, divided
  • 14 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons hazelnut oil
  • 1 12 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 ripe pear
  • 1 bunch fresh watercress, about 4 cups


  1. Puree 1/4 cup goat cheese, milk, hazelnut oil and lemon juice in a blender until smooth, about 1 minute.
  2. Season with salt and pepper; set aside.
  3. Cut pear in half; core.
  4. Thinly slice lengthwise.
  5. Arrange slices fanned out on 4 plates.
  6. Trim lower third of watercress stems.
  7. Toss watercress with 1/4 cup of the dressing to lightly coat.
  8. Mound next to pears.
  9. Drizzle remaining dressing over salads.
  10. Crumble remaining 2 tablespoons cheese over tops.
  11. Grind pepper to taste over salad.