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Pear Walnut Salad with a Must Taste Orange Mustard Dressing

It’s a bittersweet time of year. The Christmas buzz is fading away, happy memories mingling with dark, cold days and the next holiday still probably a long way off.

So we thought we’d take a salad to mirror our mood.

This pear walnut salad combines two distinct types of flavour – we mix the naturally tangy, bitter taste of the rocket or lamb’s lettuce with the sweetness of pear and dried dates, cranberries or raisins and top it off with a hint of orange.

It somehow tastes light and wintery too – perfect for brightening up chilly days or gloomy evenings.

If you’re feeling you’ve slightly overindulged during the holiday period (like most of us, I imagine), this is a great way to get back to a better eating regime.

Boring salads suck and are liable to put you off them – so how about one with added walnuts, balsamic cream and a little dijon mustard mixed together? Sounds (and tastes!) good to me.Pear Walnut Salad with a Must Taste Orange Mustard Dressing


Health Benefits – Pear Walnut Salad

If your body is feeling in need of a quick pick me up, then look no further than rocket (often known as rucola or arugula).

It’s packed with a wide range of vitamins such as A, K and C, as well as all-important minerals like calcium, magnesium and iron.

Pears are also a bit of a fiber beast – just one small pear contains nearly one fifth of your fiber needs for the day – and most people get nowhere near their recommended amount! It helps against so many things, including heart disease, diabetes and even weight loss.