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Rocket Pear Salad

Pear, arugula, candied walnuts and a balsamic vinaigrette make for an irresistable side salad or main entree. So good our family can eat this for several nights in a row.

Course Side/Main
Cuisine American
Keyword Rocket Pear Salad, Rocket Pear Walnut Salad, Rocket Salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Heather



  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp coarse grained dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp crushed garlic *about 3 lg garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

For the Salad

  • 1 small red onion *cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup dried sweetened cranberries
  • 7 oz bag arugula leaves
  • 1/2 cup shaved parmesan
  • 1 lg bosc pear *thinly sliced and cut in half
  • 1 cup Candied Walnuts


  1. In a large mixing bowl whisk together olive oil and balsamic and then remaining vinaigrette ingredients.

  2. Add in ingredients for the salad and toss well.

Recipe Notes

*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible. 

Recipe Notes