New Zealand

Ruth Pretty


Ruth Pretty

41 School Road
PO Box 41, Te Horo 5560
Kapiti Coast
New Zealand

Ph (06) 364-3161
Fax (06) 364-3262


Ruth Pretty Cooking School

Pear, Celery and Walnut Salad with Honey Vinaigrette

(serves 6-8)



2 pears (quartered, cored and thinly sliced)
juice of ½ lemon
95g (3/4 cup) walnuts (toasted)
3 celery stalks (preferably from heart chopped)
6-8 large handfuls of baby salad greens
  or assorted soft herb picks (chervil, Italian parsley, chives, salad burnet)


Pour Honey Vinaigrette into a large salad bowl.
(I like to mix the vinaigrette in the salad bowl.)

Coat pear in lemon juice.

Place walnuts, celery and pears into bowl, then place salad greens and herb picks on top.

Toss lightly to combine salad ingredients with Honey Vinaigrette.


Honey Vinaigrette


1 tsp honey
30ml (2 tbsp) extra virgin olive oil
30ml (2 tbsp) walnut oil
15ml (1 tbsp) balsamic vinegar
Maldon sea salt & freshly ground pepper to taste


In a small bowl whisk together honey, oils, balsamic vinegar and add salt and pepper to taste.