Can you believe it's already October! We're fully moving into Fall and while summertime is always my favorite season, I'm super excited about cooking up tons of new Fall recipes. Think comforting soups & chilis, pumpkin desserts, roasted root vegetables, and delicious, hearty salads packed with Fall flavors. Today I'm sharing one of my favorite salads with roasted pears that are both sweet and savory, dried figs, and toasted hazelnuts, topped with fresh Parmesan cheese and a homemade red wine vinaigrette dressing. It just screams October and you will just love it!
I learned a technique for roasting pears in my cooking program, and the result is so pretty and elegant - the perfect finishing touch on this Fall salad. The pears are roasted on bed of thyme, which adds a ton of flavor, and then they're drizzled with honey, and finished salt and pepper. I mean, seriously, how nice and impressive does this look!
You ready to whip up this salad and impress all your friends? Let's do it!
3 handfuls of spinach
2 Bartlett pears (peeled) - not quite ripe
Drizzle of honey + 1/2 tbsp for dressing
1/2 cup roasted hazelnuts - chopped
1/2 cup dried figs - chopped (I used Trader Joe's Turkish Smyrna Figs)
1/4 cup freshly shaved Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 shallot - minced
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tbsp honey
Salt & pepper to taste
I hope this new recipe gets you excited for the fabulous flavors of Fall! Let me know how you like it!
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Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.