Pear, Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad
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Pear, Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad

Pear, Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad

with Bacon and Balsamic Dressing | Perfect for sharing

Not your average salad! Crispy bacon, warm sliced pear and tangy blue cheese combine with pea shoots and a balsamic dressing to make an ideal side or starter.

Allergens:
Nuts
Milk
Sulphites

Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time10 minutes
Cooking time15 minutes
DifficultyEasy

Ingredients

serving amount

60 grams

Bacon Lardons

1 unit(s)

Pear

20 grams

Walnuts

(Contains Nuts May contain Peanut, Sesame, Nuts)

40 grams

Pea Shoots

30 grams

Crumbled Blue Cheese

(Contains Milk)

12 milliliter(s)

Balsamic Glaze

(Contains Sulphites)

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Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)1064 kJ
Energy (kcal)254 kcal
Fat16.9 g
of which saturates5.3 g
Carbohydrate15.1 g
of which sugars13 g
Protein10.5 g
Salt1.34 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.

Utensils

Chopping Board
Pan
Knife
Small Bowl
Large Bowl

Instructions

1

a) Heat a drizzle of oil in a medium frying pan on medium-high heat. 

b) Once hot, add the bacon lardons. Stir-fry until slightly golden, 2-3 mins. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw meat. Cook lardons thoroughly. 

c) Meanwhile, quarter the pear lengthways (no need to peel). Remove the core and thinly slice lengthways into long slices.

2

a) Once the bacon is browned, add the pear slices to the pan and fry with the bacon until the pear has softened, 2-3 mins.

b) Transfer the pear, bacon and all the liquid from the pan to a small bowl and leave to cool for a few mins.

c) Meanwhile, roughly chop the walnuts.

3

a) Put your pea shoots into a serving bowl and spoon the pear, bacon and all the juices over the top.

b) Top with a sprinkling of walnuts and blue cheese.

c) Drizzle over the balsamic glaze to finish.

Enjoy!

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