Candied Walnut Pear Salad

This Candied Walnut Pear Salad is a lovely, simple summery salad. The candied walnuts are the hero and, as always, the success of a salad lies in the seasoning and in the quality and freshness of the ingredients - enjoy while pears are in season!


  • 1⁄2 cup Phillippa’s Soy-Candied Walnuts (see below)
  • 1 medium firm ripe pear
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 100g rocket or mixed leaves
  • 4 tbsp Phillippa’s Honey Vinaigrette
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint


Cut pears into quarters and slice thinly. Coat in lemon juice, set aside. Put leaves into the base of a shallow salad bowl, layer drained pear slices then walnuts and finally chopped mint. Drizzle with dressing, toss and serve. Serve with crusty bread.

Soy-Candied Walnuts

  • 1⁄2 cup walnut halves
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 1⁄2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • A pinch salt

Mix ingredients together in a frypan over medium heat. Cook, stirring for about 5 minutes until evenly golden and liquid has evaporated. Tip onto some baking paper and allow to cool.

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