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Recipe: Versatile Salad with Pear

Salads: you can vary them endlessly and add ingredients to taste. Like this versatile, fresh salad with pear. Packed with vegetables, juicy fruit and crunchy nuts. With a touch of pecorino for a slightly tangy, salty flavor. Perfect for lunch or as a light dinner.

Did you know...

That you're getting all the healthy nutrients with this pear salad? Pears are full of fiber, vitamin A and potassium. Cranberries are real vitamin C bombs. And unroasted, unsalted nuts are rich in protein and iron. This way you are guaranteed to put a delicious and healthy dish on the table.

What you'll need

For 4 people

  • 2 ripe pears
  • 4 cups of mixed lettuce
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 1 lemon wedge
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon pecans (unroasted and unsalted)
  • 1 tablespoon walnuts (not roasted or salted)
  • 1 tablespoon hazelnuts (unroasted and unsalted) or more pecans/walnuts
  • ⅓ cup shaved pecorino cheese
  • Balsamic vinaigrette
  • Sea salt and black pepper


  1. Slice the pears and fennel in (paper-thin) slices.
  2. Chop the nuts.
  3. Place the mixed lettuce on plates and divide the pear and fennel slices.
  4. Squeeze a little lemon over the pears and fennel and spoon over the salad.
  5. Top with cranberries, pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts and pecorino.
  6. Drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette.
  7. Season with pepper and a pinch of sea salt, if desired.

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Tip from FitForMe

Pears are in season in the Netherlands from September to June. This is when they are at their tastiest and juiciest!

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