Vertical Pear Salad
The ultimate salad to impress your guests. This salad uses simple ingredients in a creative way. Serve individually or several in the centre of your table.
50 g (1/2 bunch) rocket, trimmed
Handful snow pea tendrils
50 g piece Parmesan, shaved
40 g (1/3 cup) walnut pieces
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1 to 3 (about 300 g) ripe pear (depending on how many pears you wish to assemble
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
Salt & pepper to taste
1. Take your pears and cut then into three even sized pieces. In the base of the pear, carefully hollow out a small section, where your salad will sit. For the middle layer, carefully cut a ring out of the centre. Leave the top layer as is.
2. For your salad combine all your ingredients in a bowl. Mix dressing ingredients together and lightly dress your salad, just before you are ready to assemble.
3. To assemble your pears, carefully fill the bottom layer of your pears with the salad, gently place the next layer on top and fill with more salad. Gently pop the last piece of your pear on top and serve.
NOTE: This salad is a bit of a balancing act, but it is well worth it for the wow factor!