Roasted Pear Salad with Chèvre and Fig Vinaigrette

Roasted Pear Salad with Chèvre and Fig Vinaigrette

When I received my Vegetarian Times Magazine the first dish that I wanted to make was this Roasted Pear Salad with Chèvre and Fig Vinaigrette. I cannot tell you enough how good this salad is. I made it, three times already, since last week. Pear are in season right now and this is a great salad to try different varieties. I tried Bosch, Bartlett, Red Pear and they were equally good in this salad. You have to use a good fig spread like Dalmatia. This is good served as an appetizer or a light lunch meal.

It was Thanksgiving week-end, for us Canadians, last week. We had a full house. My two oldest kids and my mother-in-law came to visit. We played games, ate and we had a great time together. I am still missing looking at the BC mountains covered with snow, in the morning, but prefer to be closer to my family.


ROASTED PEAR SALAD WITH CHÈVRE AND FIG VINAIGRETTE

Ingredients:  

4 pears, halved and cored
40 ml + 30 ml fig jam, divided
140g soft goat cheese, cut into 8 slices
15 ml olive oil
30 ml lemon juice
2 ml Dijon mustard
4 cups baby arugula
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
1/4 walnuts or pecans, toasted and chopped

Directions:

1- Preheat oven to 325F. Place a parchment paper on a large cookie pan. Cut pear in half and place cut-side up in pan.

2- In the center of each pear spoon 5 ml jam. Top with goat cheese and drizzle with olive oil.

3- Bake at 325F for 30 minutes, until cheese begins to brown.

4- Serve on top of arugula. Top each pear with onion slices and walnuts (optional).



Source: Vegetarian Times


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  1. Bonjour Hélène, ça semble succulent cette salade, je ne suis pas friande de fromage de chèvre mais je ferais bien une exception.

    Passe une belle soirée.
    Josée xx

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  2. Ta photo est super jolie et bien appétissante:)

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  3. A beautiful dish! Wonderfully seasonal and terribly scrumptious.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  4. Your fig vinaigrette sounds tantalizing ! Beautiful photo too Helene.

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  5. and you added pecans to it...ahhh thank you. pear & chevre go so well together don't they?

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  6. If it tastes as good as the photo looks:) C'est beau Hélène~

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  7. Well it certainly looks like a super salad and it has all my favorite ingredients in there, so I am definitely going to be trying this out!

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  8. Wowo i love salades like this, but then i might use another cheese as i don'tlike goat cheese, though my daughter love them.

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  9. It sounds absolutely delicious. And looks gorgeous. I'll have to pick up some figs at the farmer's market - think I saw some last weekend...this sounds so delicious.

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  10. I've tried a few other dishes from the Veg times but not this one yet. Picture is stunning. Must be great if you've made it three times already.

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  11. Helene, I have never eaten pears in dishes. This, to me look very festive. Absolutely lovely!

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  12. This does sound like a stunning combination Helene. Am really enjoying your photography as well.

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  13. Beautiful fall salad. I made a pear, blue cheese and walnut salad (not posted yet) and I wanted to add figs, but could not find any fresh ones. They look so pretty.

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  14. Helene, it is so good to have you blogging again! While I have been posting weekly, I have hardly gotten the time to blog hop. I just saw your comment at Rosa's blog and had to come see you.

    So nice to have you back!

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  15. U hv an absolutely wonderful blog and i loveee to stop here very often drooling at all ur deliciousness galore!!
    ur bakes are gorgeously exciting and am catchn by gng thru ur whole blog!!
    Can u please tell me which book of Alice Medrich are the lemon Apricot bars u have?
    i thought it was Pure Dessert and even bought it but it aint in there, help me with this please as i wud love to buy the book too!!

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  16. Must also add that this is the most beautiful salad and the combi simply rocks!!
    Bom dia!!

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  17. Helene, I'm a sucker for all things goats cheese, and I love salads with fruit as well - this is perfect!

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  18. This is the kind of salad I would expect in a very fancy restaurant Helene.....Love the fig vinniagrette!!

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  19. Such a beautiful salad! I hope you're enjoying the fall in Ottawa. I find the colours this time are year are amazing.

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  20. wow, gorgeous flavours! I like the addition of mustard, yum!

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  21. What a beautiful and elegant salad!
    *kisses* HH

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  22. This sounds like a fantastic salad! The fig vinaigrette sounds great with the pears.

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  23. That is an absolutely gorgeous salad. I'm glad you had a great time with your kids!

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  24. Oh my goodness, I'd love to be in your home right now enjoying this with you. This is so delightful and too good to enjoy alone!

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  25. Never thought of a pear salad. This looks beautiful. Must be delicious and refreshing!

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  26. Looking so delicious Helene ! Love the sound of fig vinaigrette.

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  27. Love it Helene, I do, I do! It's warm, it's beautiful and it has all the flavours I like... excellent! Am glad you are settling in! Hugs!!

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  28. This looks so elegant and so delicious! I love the idea of all these flavors together...stealing this one, but then you probably figured I would, right? Thanks.

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  29. What an elegant dish.. and the fig viniagrette sounds just lovely.

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  30. I just saw this salad on Dana Treat! Now I've already seen it again. I guess I should be making it soon! It looks really good.

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  31. I can believe how delicious this salad is -- it has some of my favorite flavors in it. Just sifting through some of the posts I've missed... Wonderful!

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