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Asian Pear and Hazelnut Salad

Oxmoor House
Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins
Yield 8 to 10 servings
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.

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

How to Make It

  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.

Cook's Notes

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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