Cheese with pickled pear salad

Cheese with pickled pear salad

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Prep: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 8
A contemporary alternative to the traditional cheeseboard, the hardest part will be selecting your favourite cheeses

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal429
  • fat34g
  • saturates20g
  • carbs10g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre2g
  • protein21g
  • salt1.69g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2½ tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tbsp walnut oil
  • 1 tsp yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp tarragon, finely chopped
    Tarragon

    Tarragon

    ta-ra-gon

    A popular and versatile herb, tarragon has an intense flavour that's a unique mix of sweet…

  • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 4 Conference pears, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
    Pear

    Pear

    pair

    Like apples, to which they are related, pears come in thousands of varieties, of which only a…

  • 8 thin wedges British cheddar or similar
    Cheddar

    Cheddar

    Ched-ah

    Once cheddar was 'Cheddar', a large, hard-pressed barrel of cheese made by a particular…

  • 8 thin wedges Stilton or another British cheese
    Stilton

    Stilton

    Still-tun

    A true glory of British cheese-making that has much controversy about its origins, how it's…

  • biscuits, crackers and whole walnuts, to serve

Method

  1. 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.

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Comments (2)

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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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