Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pear and Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese

I just made this salad as a trial run for Thanksgiving. It got many thumbs up, soooo I thought I would share. The recipe comes from a supper club out of Athens, Georgia. The supper club has this rule that they never make the same thing twice. They may want to make an exception as I plan on serving this salad on a frequent basis.

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • salt and ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped thyme
  • 3 large handfuls of baby arugula
  • 2 pears sliced thinly on a mandoline
  • 1/2 cup salted roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 3 ounces fresh goat cheese crumbled

Whisk oilve oil with lemon juice honey and chopped thyme. Season with salt and pepper. In separate large bowl mix arugula with pear slices and pumpkin seeds. Add dressing, I did not use all of it. Top with crumbled goat cheese and serve.


  1. Oh my gosh! I love this combination...I know one thing for sure, I would love to eat at your house!

  2. Love it. I think we read the same article. :)

  3. this is one of my favorite salads, except i use blue cheese instead. it looks delicious!!

  4. What a great salad! I love the nutty crunch from the roasted pumpkin seeds!

  5. Everything about this is wonderful! Great combination! Nice touch adding the roasted pumpkin seeds also!

  6. This combination sounds fantastic. I know I would enjoy this one. Delicious showcase!

  7. I LOVE goat cheese. And pear and arugula is the perfect combo! And lovely crunch from the pumpkin seeds! Oooh~

  8. Goat cheese, pumpkin seeds, pears what's not to love? Looks beautiful!

  9. Hello, again. I just wanted you to know that I finally figured out where to add you as a link on my blog since all I had were vegan food blogs. Veggie Friendly - yay! Have a great week.

  10. I've never teamed pears with goat cheese.
    One of my favorite salads is pears, gorgonzola and walnuts. Your combination of pears, goat cheese and pumpkin seeds appeals to me- and I like the light touch of honey.

  11. Looks great, I love the addition of pumpkin seeds. I like your blog! And thank you for visiting mine!

    Hungry Dog

  12. I think you already have everything well prepared! So, nothing to warry about! Cheers.