Pear and Walnut Salad with Toasted Sesame Dressing

I have to put this on here because I am going to lose the little bit of paper it is written on.  It comes from Anne and Roger Wilde’s Real Fresh Food cookbook, but I don’t have that, I got it from the Listener (October 31st 2009).  The best thing about it is the dressing.  I’ve now made it about four times and it is great every time.  Doesn’t matter what you put in the salad but here is what I’ve used the last couple of times.

Pretty sure there is a lettuce in here somewhere

Half a frilly green lettuce or a bag of salad mix if your garden isn’t producing.  A couple of spring onions sliced small, some mint – chopped, half a cup of walnuts – chopped, and 2 – 3 pears, cored and sliced – roast lightly oiled slices of them if you want but the recipe calls for them to be raw, I prefer them roasted, if you roast them let them cool properly before you chuck them in the salad.  Throw all this into a salad bowl.

Mix together (I use a jar with a screw top lid to mix)  1/4 cup olive oil, 2tsp toasted sesame oil, 2 tsp cider vinegar and 1 and a half tbls soy sauce (shoyu) (the good stuff)  toss the salad in this mixture and go to heaven instantly.  It is very good.

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