This gorgeous Fall salad originally made it's way to the blog in October of 2013. I was in the midst of a part-time cooking program in LA and learned this technique to roast pears on a bed of herbs, drizzled with honey, and seasoned with salt and pepper, and it became my go-to when I wanted to make an elegant, flavorful salad that was just a little different and more festive than my usual. I figured it was time to update the photos to do this recipe justice, but I couldn't bear to delete the old cooking video, so I'll save that for ya at the end! While sometimes I cringe watching these old videos (which I once spent hours editing on iMovie at the wee hours of the night!), it's a peek into my mid-20s and I figure I should keep them for the memories! Ok back to the salad! This one would be such a beauty on your Thanksgiving table and a total hit for our intimate Thanksgiving celebrations this year!
The serious star of the show in this recipe is obviously the roasted pears. They look impressive, but they're super easy to make, and they make the house smell so delicious and fragrant as they're baking in the oven over the fresh herbs! Honestly, I might want to skip the pie this year and just have these roasted pears with some vanilla ice cream on top, yum!
3 large handfuls of mixed greens
2 Bartlett pears, peeled and sliced in half (not quite ripe is best!)
Drizzle of honey
1/3 cup raw hazelnuts, roughly chopped
1/3 cup dried Turkish figs
1/4 cup freshly shaved Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
1 bunch fresh thyme and/or rosemary
1/2 shallot, minced
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tbsp honey
Salt & pepper to taste
Wishing you and your family a wonderful and delicious Thanksgiving!
and for old times sake... a way-too-long and detailed cooking video from 25 year old Lindsay :)
July 28th, 2016
June 23, 2017
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.