Goat’s cheese, pear and hazelnut salad Recipe

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Salads don’t have to be boring, the mix of toasted cheese, warm pears, hazelnuts and vinegar is delicious

Ingredients

  • 4 thin slices of medium mature goats cheese roll
  • 4 small or 2 large firm ripe pears
  • 3tbsp light olive oil
  • Selection of bitter salad leaves, such as rocket and herbs
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons organic cider vinegar
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • 60g chopped hazelnuts

Method

  • Quarter the pears and remove the cores. Lay the slices on a baking sheet and drizzle over one of the tablespoons of olive oil. Season lightly with salt and pepper.

  • Roast the pears in a pre-heated oven 200ÂșC/400F/gas 6 for 15 mins or until lightly coloured.

  • Heat a heavy frying pan and when hot place the goats? cheese slices in the pan. Leave for 2 mins before turning and cooking the other side. You want the cheese to be golden on both sides.

  • Meanwhile mix the oils and vinegar together adding seasoning to taste to make the dressing.

  • Remove the cheese from the pan and then lightly toast the nuts for about 2 mins while you assemble the plates.

  • Divide the salad leaves between four plates and add the roast pears, top these with the cheese slices drizzle over the dressing and scatter on the nuts. Serve at once

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