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Make the dressing. If using green peppercorns, lightly crush them in a bowl with a wooden spoon, or use a pestle and mortar. Mix in the oils and vinegar and add salt to taste.
Trim away the chicory stalk ends and discard any limp or tired outer leaves. Carefully separate the leaves and arrange 5-6 on 4 plates – if they are big, cut or tear each one into pieces.
Remove the stalks from the pears and quarter the pears lengthways. Cut out the cores, then thinly slice the fruit. Arrange the pear slices on top of the chicory leaves and spoon over half the dressing. Pour the remaining dressing over the rocket and season with salt and pepper. Give the leaves a quick toss and pile on top of each salad. Sprinkle with the nuts and serve.