Cheese with pickled pear salad

Cheese with pickled pear salad

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

A contemporary alternative to the traditional cheeseboard, the hardest part will be selecting your favourite cheeses

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
429
protein
21g
carbs
10g
fat
34g
saturates
20g
fibre
2g
sugar
9g
salt
1.69g

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2½ tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp walnut oil
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp tarragon, finely chopped
  • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 Conference pears, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 8 thin wedges British cheddar or similar
  • 8 thin wedges Stilton or another British cheese
  • biscuits, crackers and whole walnuts, to serve

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Method

In a large bowl, mix the mustard and vinegar. Add the oils, mustard seeds, tarragon, spring onion and salt and pepper. Add the pears to the dressing, toss well, then cover and chill for up to 4 hrs until ready to serve. Place a wedge of each cheese on small serving plates, then divide the pear salad between the plates. Serve with biscuits, crackers and walnuts.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2011

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skinidin's picture
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We ate this as a starter in the days after Christmas - I was surprised to find I had everything but the pears. All 4 adults loved it, one to repeat!

skinidin's picture
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Made this as a starter post-Christmas for 5 including 2 vegetarians. All enjoyed it - a light, refreshing taste for jaded palates, quick and easy.

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