Bosc Pear Salad
When I first saw this bosc pear salad recipe on youtube, I had to try it right away. It is an elegant and delicious salad. We have been making it ever since. Did I mention that it is also a very healthy salad? The link to the video is at the bottom of this recippe.
What You Need
Spring Mix Salad Greens, about a handful or so
Extra virgin olive oil
Fresh ground pepper
1 bosc pear
Walnuts, half dozen or so
Balsamic vinegar reduction (see below)
Feta cheese (crumbled will work but slices from a block are better)
Place the greens in a bowl. Squeeze some fresh lemon juice over them. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper. Using a couple of forks, toss well. Place the greens in the center of a attractive salad plate.
Slice the pear in half lengthwise, trying to avoid cutting the stem since it will be part of the presentation. Using a melon baller, scoop out the seed pocket and scrape out the “stem extension” from the seed pocket toward the stem. Place the pear halves on top of the greens at an angle to each other with the pear stem toward the center.
Place a few walnuts around the plate. Drizzle a little honey around the plate, getting a little bit of it on the pears. Drizzle on some balsamic vinegar reduction in about the same place you put the honey. (Avoid getting the vinegar reduction on the pears). Place a little feta cheese on each side of the pears. Put a little olive oil on the feta, then add a few grinds of black pepper. Makes 1 serving.
Balsamic Vinegar Reduction
Place about 3/4 cup of balsamic vinegar in a small sauce pan. Bring to a simmer and reduce by 3/4. The result will be a sweet syrupy sauce.