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Pear, Grape and cucumber salad

A simple but unusual salad to prepare.

Posted by: Rhona
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Cuisine

British

Time

15 - 30 mins

Skill Level

Newbie

Serves

4

Courses etc.

Lunch Box
Main Courses
Side dishes

You will need

IngredientAdd
3 ripe but firm sweet pears, peeled and cored, with one pear thinly sliced and the rest diced.

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1/2 medium cucumber divided in lengthways, seeds scooped out. Slice 1/2 of the cucumber, dice the rest.

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100g black seedless grapes washed OR

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100g green seedless grapes washed
vinaigrette dressing to taste OR

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make your own vinaigrette dressing (makes 150ml):
120ml vegetable oil More products
2 tbsp wine vinegar OR More products
2 tbsp cider vinegar OR More products
2 tbsp lemon juice

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salt to taste More products
black pepper to taste More products
1 tsp wholegrain mustard More products

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Method

  • Make a bed of pear and cucumber slices in a small salad bowl.
  • Put the remaining pear, cucumber and grapes, reserve 5 or 6, into a bowl and toss them in vinaigrette dressing to taste.
  • Pour this mixture over the bed of cucumber and pear slices.
  • Garnish the salad with the reserved grapes, chill and serve.
  • To make the vinaigrette dressing:
  • Place all ingredients in a bowl or liquidizer and beat or blend well.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.

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