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Rocket, Pear & Toasted Pine Nut Salad

Here’s another very attractive salad sent to me to try by my husbands favourite colleague…

Now, said husband “hates salad” and “doesn’t like the taste of rocket” and kept reminding me in a peevish manner all day that he probably wouldn’t eat it as he…. etc… etc…

Deciding to ignore him as I a: love salad and b: love rocket,  I made it anyway and surprise, surprise he actually ate two helpings!

It is delicious and so refreshing.  The crunch of the pine nuts and the sweetness of the pear – it’s definitely on our menu from now on…   The Praise brand Honey & Dijon Dressing is available at any supermarket and makes putting this salad together a breeze…  Thanks Belinda!

Rocket and pear salad


1 box or pack of baby rocket leaves

2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts

2 tablespoons of Praise Honey & Dijon Dressing

1 perfect pear cut into quarters and thinly sliced

Good handful of shaved parmesan cheese

Salt & Pepper to season


Gently brown the pine nuts in a non-stick pan until golden and toasted

Toss together with all other ingredients

Season to taste

Serve with additional parmesan shavings on top


Bon Appetit!  🙂



Rocket Salad with Mozzarella, Mint, Peach and Prosciutto

This salad is delicious and I first saw Jamie Oliver put one together on a television show.  It’s a wonderful accompaniment to any dish or just lovely on it’s own…

rocket leaves

ripe peach

ball of mozzarella (bocconcini balls are also very nice)

couple of slices of prosciutto or Parma ham

toasted pine nuts

mint leaves to taste

dressing made with olive oil and lemon juice

Pinch the skin and peel from the  bottom to the top, then quarter them.

Rip the mozzarella into small pieces and place on a plate with the peaches.

Lightly season.

Lay a couple of slices of prosciutto over the top.

Dress your mixed salad leaves and torn-up mint with a little  of the olive oil and lemon juice dressing.

Throw the leaves on top of  the plate.

Sprinkle with toasted pine nuts

Bon Appetit!

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