Caramelised Pear and Rocket (Arugula) Salad With Blue Cheese

"This is just so simple and easy to do but is full of flavour as well. I did use pine nuts when I made this and they worked out quite well. I would suggest a good robust blue for this or Gorgonzola."
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  • Place the butter, vinegar and sugar in a frying pan over medium heat.
  • When butter is melted add the pear and walnuts and cook for 4-6 minutes until the pear is just soft.
  • Place the rocket on serving plates and top with the pear and walnuts.
  • Spoon over the pan juices and top with the blue cheese.

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  1. This is delicious, easy and healthy. Love it. I omitted the nuts as I'm allergic to nuts. I added some feta instead. The warm pear slices were delicious. I sliced each pear into 8 pieces and that was the perfect size to cook 5 minutes and not have the pear fall apart. I will make this again. Thank you.
  2. So good! Loved all the flavors with this salad. Served with roasted chicken and sausage dressing.
  3. I made this salad and it was superb!thanks!
  4. 5 Stars !!! Simple, fast, delicious. The perfect recipe. No need to modify!
  5. This is awesome! It is easy and really delicious! I wasn't sure if I should peel the pears or not. i didn't and that was a good choice! Thanks for the incredible recipe!


  1. This was awesome!!! So delicious I made it for friends three times in one week. Modified it by cutting the pears to smaller pieces and did make it one time with olive oil instead of butter - I think I was starting to feel guilty about all the fat!! _ The oil wasn't as pretty BUT it tasted really good - This will become a regular
  2. This is almost exactly like my favorite salad I make, only I don't cook the pears, I just add them sliced raw (so no butter that way and less fat). Instead of palm sugar I use honey and white wine vinegar to dress the salad. Maybe now that I've seen this I'll try cooking the pears sometime, but they really are great raw too, as long as the pears are really nice and ripe and sweet.


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