Pear and Feta Salad

This pear and feta salad is fantastic to serve as a side for a dinner party. Equally lovely to have as a regular addition to the table while pears are in season, another salad that Inge loves, particularly the pears! The feta although lovely combined with the pear, can be left out for those with diary allergies or vegans.

Recipe for Pear and Feta Salad

2 pears (ideally soft)
2 baby gem lettuces or half a large iceberg lettuce
handful baby spinach leaves (optional)
50 gm feta (I use goats/sheep’s feta where possible)
Juice of half a large lemon (about 1 1/2 Tbsp)
1 1/2 Tbsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp pure apple juice or water
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

Wash and core the pears, then slice each half into 4 wedges. Place in pan and saute with maple syrup, lemon juice and apple juice or water. Allow to simmer turning pears over after a couple of minutes. Saute until pears are beginning of caramelise and most of the liquid in the pan has evaporated. Remove from heat and allow to cool. While these are cooking, wash and shred lettuce. Toss with spinach leaves if using and place in a serving bowl. Place cooled slices of pear onto lettuce and poor over any remaining thickened juices from the pan. Crumble feta over top. Lightly toast seeds in dry pan and sprinkle over salad. ENJOY.

Option – 1/2 a diced avocado is a lovely addition to this pear and feta salad as well

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