Arugala, Pear, and Nut Salad with Maple Mustard Dressing

Prep Time:

Cook Time:

15 Minutes

10-12 Minutes

Serves:

Level:

4 Servings

Beginner

About the Recipe

The spicy arugala leaves pair well with this tangy maple-based dressing.

Ingredients

  • 6-8 cups arugula

  • 2 pears (apples can be substituted if preferred)

  • ½ cup chopped walnuts (or candied pecans for a sweeter salad)

  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard

  • 1 tbsp pure maple syrup

  • 1½ tbsp lemon juice

  • 1 tbsp olive oil

  • salt and pepper

  • shaved parmesean (optional)


Preparation

Step 1


To toast the nuts, heat a large pan over medium heat and add walnuts in a single layer. Toast stirring frequently for 5-7 minutes. Season with a little bit of salt and pepper if desired.



Step 2


Next prepare the dressing by combining Dijon mustard, maple syrup, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl.



Step 3


Thinly slice the pears, and place arugula in a large bowl.


Step 4

Right before serving, add sliced pears, walnuts and drizzle with the dressing. Top with shaved parmesean if desired. Serve immediately.