Pear & Walnut Salad with Apple Vinaigrette

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I had great plans of multiple blog posts this week, but one thing led to another and here we are on Sunday afternoon writing my first post since last weekend! I realize now that I totally took for granted the number of posts my favourite food bloggers make each week and month on a consistent basis; I had no idea the labour of love it is and how much effort it takes especially when you are also working full-time.  That being said I’m excited for the week ahead and the recipes we have planned for the holiday season.

In addition, to having a new appreciation for food blogs, I also have a new appreciation for everything my parents did to make the Christmas season special for my sister and I.  I went home for the weekend to visit my parents and revived my childhood tradition of making gingerbread houses from scratch with my sister (vegan gingerbread house extravaganza post coming soon!). I can now tell you that making a gingerbread house from scratch is way more involved than anticipated.  But it was incredibly fun and I can’t wait to share the final results on the blog.  After the sugar rush that was Saturday’s gingerbread house production, my mom and I put together this refreshing salad for a late Sunday lunch, served with fresh bread.  Pears, walnuts and red onion are combined with fresh greens and an apple vinaigrette, making it the perfect holiday appetizer.  It’s a simple but elegant addition to the table and is also a super-easy recipe.

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Pear & Walnut Salad with Apple Vinaigrette

by Two Green Peas

Prep Time: 10min

Cook Time: 0min

Ingredients (4 servings)

    for salad

    • 4 cups of mixed greens
    • 4 small pears, sliced
    • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
    • handful of walnuts

    for the vinaigrette

    • 3 tbsp apple juice
    • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
    • 2 tsp olive oil
    • pinch fresh ground pepper


    1. Whisk vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl and set aside

    2. Arrange salad greens on plates, add pears, red onion and walnuts.

    3. Drizzle with vinaigrette and serve.

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    Looking forward to the week ahead! xo Jessica



      • twogreenpeas says

        Thanks! My mom had a TON of pears so thought we would put them to good use (the pic of the bowl of pears is after we used 4 of them in the salad!)

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