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I’ve ‘borrowed’ this yummy salad idea from one of my favourite restaurants in Sydney. Easy salad recipes don’t come much easier.

If you’re looking for easy salads, check out Jamie’s Herby Salad …and here’s a quick and easy recipe for Salad Dressing.

Hugo’s Restaurant in Manly has the best pizzas in Australia …and don’t just take my word for it. Hugo’s really has won Awards for Best Pizzas in Australia!

Their salads are pretty good too and this Pear and Parmesan Salad is a favourite of mine – simple and delicious.Β  Add it to your easy salad recipes.

Easy Salad Recipes - Pear and Parmesan Salad

The lemony dressing, by the way, is my own πŸ™‚

Here goes:

Pear and Parmesan Salad – Ingredients

  • Rocket and baby spinach leaves
  • Firm Pear, cored and sliced very thin – allow a quarter pear per person
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese
  • For the Dressing:
  • 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons sweet white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Salt and Pepper

Pear and Parmesan Salad – Method

  1. Put greens into a serving bowl
  2. Place the sliced pear and shaved Parmesan on top and lightly toss
  3. To make the dressing, put all ingredients into a screw top jar and give it a good shake
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad just before serving (you may not need to use it all)

Handy Hints and Variations

  • The pear will ‘brown’ if you prepare the salad too far in advance
  • You can try different greens, but the peppery taste of rocket is particularly nice in this Pear and Parmesan Salad
  • Serve as a side dish or starter/light lunch
  • Store any unused dressing in the fridge
  • If your white wine vinegar isn’t ‘sweet’ try adding a small amount of sugar to the dressing mix

Hope you like this Pear and Parmesan Salad as much as I do.Β  Add it to your list of easy salad recipes.

If you’re in Sydney, check out Hugo’s Manly – did I mention it’s setting is right on Sydney Harbour!

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Jan Littlehales

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12 Responses to “Pear and Parmesan Salad – in Ten Minutes”

  1. Harry Lynn says:

    I love SIMPLE food preparation and this could not be simpler. Almost a Dinner in 5 Minutes recipe. Yummy.

  2. Hi Harry,
    You’re right – this is a 5 minute salad gem!

  3. What an easy salad using pear and parmesan. it looks delicious and so easy to make.

    I love your dressing as well. Thanks Jan

  4. I would never have thought of putting pear and Parmesan together. This looks such a quick and easy salad recipe which would add a lot of flavour to any meal.

  5. Doctor Bill says:

    This is one of my favourite salads. The reason I included a recipe on my “Partridge in a Pear Tree” post at Christmas time.

  6. Hi Doctor Bill, Jackie and Tania,
    Thanks for you comments πŸ™‚

  7. Eileen says:

    Looks delicious Jan!
    Another little hint…buy cheese that says “vegetable rennet” on the back as it is better for your health. Anything that says “enzymes or animal rennet” is not what you want to put in your body. Also, look at the salt content. πŸ™‚

    Stay well, Eileen.

  8. Hi Eileen,
    Thanks for another healthy tip. I’ve just checked my tasty cheddar cheese and it just says rennet – no mention of vegetable or animal! I’ve thrown away my Parmesan wrapper but will check the ingredients next time I buy it. Thanks πŸ™‚

  9. Eileen says:

    Hi Jan,

    Thank you for taking my comments on board. Generally if it says “rennet” it is animal by default. This is from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rennet … “Natural calf rennet is extracted from the inner mucosa of the fourth stomach chamber (the abomasum) of slaughtered young, unweaned calves.”

    Most Parmesan cheese uses animal rennet. I hope to write an article on it some time in the future.

    It is little things that can make a difference to our earth and our health.

    Regards, Eileen.

  10. Hi Eileen,
    I thought that might be the case when the ingredients just say ‘rennet’ – I’ll scrutinise the ingredients carefully on my next grocery shop!
    Looking forward to reading your post on Parmesan cheese.
    Jan πŸ™‚

  11. Lisa Wood says:

    That looks so yummy and so easy to make. I love gorgeous salads especially on hot summers days.


  12. Hi Lisa,
    Like you, I’m a big salad fan in summer. This one is so easy to make and seems to go with everything!

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