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Fresh Pear and Brie Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette

Fresh Pear and Brie Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 4
A fantastic combination of creamy Brie, fresh pear and toasty walnuts, drizzled with blackberry vinaigrette that has a hint of orange!
By Simply Scratch
Updated October 8, 2014

Ingredients

  • 1 cup fresh or thawed blackberries
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 orange, juice and zest
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 pinch dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 8 ounces mixed salad greens
  • 2 ripe pears, quartered and sliced thin
  • 1 brie log (6 ounce), sliced thin
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, toasted in a dry pan
  • 1 pinch kosher salt

Steps

  • 1
    Puree the blackberries and then strain them through a wire mesh sieve.
  • 2
    Combine the berry puree, honey, vinegar, honey, kosher salt, black pepper, orange zest and juice in a bowl and whisk while slowly pouring a steady stream of the olive oil.
  • 3
    Taste to check seasonings, adjust if needed and set aside.
  • 4
    Divide the greens among plates.
  • 5
    Quarter the pears and remove the center core/stem. Slice the pears into thin pieces, arrange on top of the greens and sprinkle with a little kosher salt.
  • 6
    Slice Brie and scatter evenly.
  • 7
    Drizzle with the blackberry vinaigrette and garnish with the toasted walnuts.

Nutrition Information

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