Vanilla Poached Pear and Candied Walnut Salad with Raspberry Dressing
This recipe is a bit of an unusual spin on a traditional salad that might be better known with blue cheese or feta! I know some people are adverse to fruit in a salad but I personally really love it. This salad is particularly sweet though and the combination of raspberry and vanilla makes me think of desert! The peppery rocket contrasts really well to the sweetness of the candied walnuts too, which add a satisfying crunch!
The colour of the dressing is absolutely amazing too - it totally brightens up the bowl, while giving the salad a tangy finish. Like all good salads, it is easy to throw together, taking about 10 minutes all together to make. I love it by itself, but it is a great accompaniment to any summer salad buffet too.
Ingredients (serves 2)