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up close Rocket Salad with cranberries, pear and walnuts.

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
Calories 418kcal
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


  • In a large mixing bowl whisk together olive oil and balsamic and then remaining vinaigrette ingredients.
  • Add in ingredients for the salad and toss well.


*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible. 
Recipe Notes
  • If serving 4, this recipe makes 4 small side salads. 
  • For those who love salads and are eating this as the main entree, this recipe will serve 1-2 people. 


Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 558mg | Potassium: 271mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 1290IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 245mg | Iron: 1mg