Hello there–Are things winding down at your house?? We just took our Laurel and John to the airport to fly back to Wisconsin. And now we’re all lazing in the family room. Grand-girls coloring or stitching on Christmas craft kits. And grown ups are reading phones in the sunshine. I think we’re all Christmas-ed out!
And ready to eat something besides Christmas fudge and party dips– like this salad. We had it with our Christmas Eve lunch– add a little chicken or ham and it could be a complete meal. The star of the salad is the puree pear vinaigrette. Delish!
PEAR VINAIGRETTE SALAD
4 cups of your favorite greens (we used a head of green leaf lettuce)
2 pears, cored and chopped
1/2 cup hazel nuts, chopped in half
1/2 cup feta
1 ripe pear, peeled, cored, chopped
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. seedy Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste
Layer the greens, 2 chopped pears, hazel nuts and feta in a bowl.
To make the vinaigrette, use a blender (or stick blender) to blend the 1 ripe prepared pear, vinegar, mustard, oil and garlic to make a creamy dressing. Season with salt & pepper until it tastes perfect– sweet and tangy. Pour over the salad when you are ready to eat!