Pear and Walnut Salad

Difficulty | Serves 6 as a side dish | Book 6


3 cups rocket leaves
3 cups baby spinach leaves
1 medium sized pear
30g walnuts
30g fresh parmesan in block

½ teaspoon crushed garlic (in jar)
½ teaspoon crushed ginger (in jar)
⅓ cup 100% fat-free Italian dressing
1 tablespoon honey

Per serve
Kilojoules387 (cals 93)
GI RatingToo low in carbs to score a GI rating


  1. Salad: Mix rocket with spinach and place in either a large serving bowl or plate.
  2. Cut pear into quarters and remove core. Cut each quarter into thin slices.
  3. Chop walnuts into small pieces.
  4. Shave fresh parmesan into thin slices.
  5. Sprinkle pear, walnuts and parmesan over lettuce. Mix ingredients together slightly using your hands.
  6. Dressing: Combine all ingredients in a small bowl, mixing well together. Pour over salad and serve.

Not suitable to be frozen.

Note from Annette: I got the idea for this recipe when I was at a posh restaurant but it was anything but low in fat. If you want to impress your guests then put this on the menu for that something a bit different, but so delicious.

NOTE: An adapted version of this recipe is also in More Cooking for 1 or 2 people

Dietitian's tip

This is a fantastic side dish that increases your fruit and vegetable intake. The Dietitians Association of Australia promotes healthy eating to achieve healthy weight. Recommendations include adding fruit and/or vegetables to every meal and snack.

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