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Griddled pears with goat’s cheese & hazelnut dressing served on 2 plates

Griddled pears with goat's cheese & hazelnut dressing

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Impress guests with this deceptively simple starter, made with pears, goat's cheese, watercress and hazelnuts. It's ready in just 15 minutes, and perfect at Christmas

Nutrition: Per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal261
fat21g
saturates6g
carbs9g
sugars9g
fibre3g
protein7g
salt0.6g
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Ingredients

  • 40g toasted hazelnuts, finely chopped or crushed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic or red wine vinegar
  • 2 pears, cored
  • handful of watercress, to serve
  • 100g goat's cheese, crumbled

Method

  • STEP 1

    Combine the hazelnuts with the oil, vinegar and a pinch of sea salt flakes. Slice each pear into six wedges.

  • STEP 2

    Heat a griddle pan over a high heat and griddle the pear wedges until slightly charred. Arrange three in a line on each plate. Tuck some watercress around the pears, then crumble over the goat’s cheese. Dot over the hazelnut dressing.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food Vegetarian Christmas, December 2020

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