PEAR, FENNEL & FETA SALAD w/ SHALLOT VINAIGRETTE

Updated: Apr 24

Peppery arugula is mixed with fresh fennel and tossed with a shallot vinaigrette, then topped with fresh pears, feta and toasted pecans. This makes a lovely side salad or the main dish.


4-6 servings


INGREDIENTS:


SHALLOT VINAIGRETTE


  • 1 Tbsp shallot, minced

  • 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 3 Tbsp rice vinegar

  • 1.5 tsp maple syrup

  • ¼ tsp pink or sea salt (or to taste)

  • freshly cracked pepper


SALAD


  • 5 oz organic arugula (can also use mixed greens or a combination)

  • 1 cup fresh fennel, thinly sliced (use a mandoline or veggie peeler)

  • 1 ripe pear, thinly sliced (do this just before serving to avoid browning)

  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta, optional (or goat cheese crumbles)

  • ½ cup raw pecans, toasted


DIRECTIONS:


  1. Add all the vinaigrette ingredients to a measuring cup and whisk together. Set aside so the flavors have time to mingle.

  2. **Add arugula, fennel and a few tablespoons of vinaigrette to a large salad bowl and gently toss until lightly coated.

  3. Divide salad mixture onto four plates. Add a ¼ pear to each plate along with a generous amount of pecans, feta and a crack of fresh pepper.


NOTE: **Be sure to assemble salad just prior to serving to avoid sogginess.


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JEANNINE BILLUPS 
Real Food Recipes (mostly plants)
Meal Prep & Healthy Kitchen Inspiration
jeannine@kitchenislove.com
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