A few overripe pears in my kitchen at lunch time… this is enough to make me want to give a try to a new recipe, which is going to be perfect for fall. A delicious yet healthy dish, copious despite its apparent lightness. I usually make a lot of salads in my everyday life, but this can quickly become boring if you don’t manage to bring a special touch into it… With this salty-sweet recipe, I think I found a simple yet tasty alternative.
For 4 persons, you will need :
- 3 pears
- some beautiful letuce leaves
- two packets of bacon (or turkey, or chicken) lardoons
- a beautiful piece of cheese (Comté or Emmental for example)
- a cucumber
- a bell pepper
- sesame seeds
- olive oil
- balsamic vinegar
- salt, pepper
1. Fry the lardoons in a hot pan, then let them cool to room temperature in a plate.
2. Wash your fruits and vegetables. Take the letuce leaves and cut them into stripes, then lay them out in a plate. According to your preferences, you can keep the whole leaves.
3. Slice the cucumber and put the pieces on the letuce.
4. Take the half of a bell pepper (I chose the yellow one to bring a touch of colour) and dice it.
5. Dice the cheese too, and cut the walnuts into smaller pieces.
6. Sprinkle the pepper, the cold lardoons, the cheese and the walnuts all over your salad.
7. Heat up a clean pan (without oil) and pour a handful of sesame seeds into it. Let them grill during a few minutes (be careful, some are going to pop out of the pan).
8. Meanwhile, cut the pears in half (vertically) and slice them.
9. Sprinkle your grilled sesame seeds over the salad and dispose the slices of pear on top of it.
10. Dress your dish with a nice vinaigrette (1 tsp of olive oil, 2 tsp of balsamic vinegar, some salt and pepper).