Crispy Pear and Fennel Salad with Feta Cheese, Toasted Walnuts and Mint
Crispy pears and fennel top a bed of baby greens with feta cheese crumbles and toasted pecans or walnuts. A simple salad that everyone loves!
Cuisine American, Canadian, Italian
Prep Time 15minutes
Total Time 15minutes
Author Flavour & Savour
2ripe D’Anjou or Bosc pearsor other winter pears, sliced about 1/8 inch thick
1medium fennel bulbsliced very thinly
4 cupsbaby salad greens
1/2cupwalnuts or pecanstoasted
1/2cupfeta cheesecrumbled (or goat cheese or blue cheese)
mint leavesfor garnish
1pinchred pepper flakes
salt and freshly ground pepper
Thinly slice fennel into a small bowl, using a sharp knife or a mandolin. To tenderize it a little, drizzle with a tiny bit of olive oil, the lemon juice, and sprinkle with some salt. Toss and set aside.
Whisk together the dressing ingredients. Taste and adjust the seasoning.
In a larger bowl, toss together the pears, baby salad greens, fennel, and most of the cheese and walnuts with the dressing.
Assemble on a platter and top with the remaining cheese and walnuts.
Garnish with mint leaves and serve.
You'll probably have more dressing that what you will need. Save it for another salad. It's delicious.