Asian Pear and Hazelnut Salad

Oxmoor House
Winter fruits Asian pear and pomegranate and rich, fragrant hazelnuts are tossed together with baby greens and a slightly sweet, nutty vinaigrette in this healthy yet satisfying salad.

Yield:

8 to 10 servings

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

3 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/3 cup hazelnut oil
2 teaspoons (5-oz.) packages spring greens mix
1/2 cup coarsely chopped hazelnuts, toasted
1/3 cup fresh pomegranate seeds
1/4 cup (1-inch) pieces fresh chives
2 Asian pears, cored and sliced

Preparation

1. Whisk together first 5 ingredients. Slowly whisk in oil.

2. Place greens in a large bowl. Add hazelnuts and remaining ingredients. Drizzle with vinaigrette, and toss gently.

Note:

Look for pears that are firm to the touch. If you are unable to find Asian pears, Bosc or Bartlett pears make a nice substitute.

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