Pear and rocket salad with goats cheese and sour cream dressing

Thurs, 31st March

This is really a plate of food. There is no tossing and very little chopping - very little preparation at all, in fact - and you can easily scale up this recipe to serve 4, 6 or even 8. The sour cream and goats cheese combine beautifully with the sweetness of the pear and the spicy hit of the rocket, making a lovely light lunch with a grown-up flavour combination. The pistachios are optional but add a nice texture overall, creating a perfect spring dish.

Helen James


serves 2

  • 1 pear
  • ½ cup (115g) soft goats cheese
  • ⅓ cup (75g) sour cream
  • 1 garlic clove (crushed)
  • 1½ tsp white wine vinegar
  • Handful of pistachios (crushed)
  • 2 handfuls of rocket

  1. 1. Thinly slice the pear.
  2. 2. To make the dressing mix the goats cheese, sour cream, vinegar and crushed garlic in a small bowl.
  3. 3. Place a handful of rocket on a each plate and top with half the pear.
  4. 4. Drizzle each salad with the dressing and sprinkle on top the crushed pistachios. Serve and enjoy!

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Products used: Ellis Plate3540159 Ellis Bowl3540158