I first made this salad as a starter for a Christmas meal that we had at my Dads. It went down really well and everyone loved all the flavours. The honey compliments the walnuts, the walnuts compliments the feta and the feta compliments, well everything! This is a really winner!
It is mighty fine and super easy! You can make it as a starter for a dinner party to get the taste buds going, or as a super healthy lunch to take to work and make all your colleagues jealous (and assume you got it from M&S).
This salad combines heart healthy fats that can prevent cancer, strokes and type 2 diabetes. As well as incorporating cleansing lemon juice, that has antibacterial, antiviral, and immune-boosting powers!
I really hope you like this recipe and give it a go. Let me know what you think by commenting below, or using #hopkinshealthyhome or @hopkinshealthyhome
Start off by peeling your pears and chopping them into chunky match sticks.
Now, make your dressing by adding to a mixing bowl your olive oil, honey, lemon juice and mustard. Stir well and add pepper and salt to taste.
Now add the pears to the mixing bowl and stir well, ensuring that the pears are evenly coated with the dressing.
Dice your cherry tomatoes into quarters, slice your feta cheese so it is ready to sprinkle and break your walnuts into small pieces, either by hand or using a mortar and pestle.
Lay out your serving plates and evenly distribute the rocket. Top with the dressed pears, broken walnuts, feta cheese and cherry tomatoes. If there is any dressing left in the bowl, drizzle it over the salads.
Finish off by cracking some black pepper and they are ready to be served!
For maximum nutrition, I like to use organic-cold pressed-extra virgin olive oil, organic cheese, raw honey and pink Himalayan salt. I purchase these products when possible, but I don't stress if they're not available to me when I want them. So use what you have and buy what suits you. I really hope you enjoy this recipe. x