Roasted Pear Salad

by Anna on July 3, 2010

in Salads,Vegetarian

Hi guys, I’m here with my tale between my legs, bummed you know…my country was a bit of a downer, and decided to trip over their on feet, how embarrassing. But if you are not from Germany, Netherlands, Uruguay or Spain you too have your tale between your legs. Right? It’s a bummer…. Big one…Well… Next time. Next world Cup will be in Brazil, can you imagine the pressure? Yup… they better start training already. And God help us that FIFA will banish the infamous vuvuzela, what was that? How annoying, it ruined the games for me. I had to watch with the TV on mute. Anyway…* huge sigh* Moving on… so how you guys planning to spend the day tomorrow. Lots of BBQ plans? Yummy picnics? I didn’t plan much; we will probably be discovering new beaches. Tonight I made this roasted pear salad stuffed with goat cheese and rosemary. It was nice as a salad but I think it would be great as a side dish for some pork chops too. Happy July 4th .


  • 2 Anjou pears
  • 1-cup goat cheese
  • ¼ cup of pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • ¼ cup of Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tablespoon of finely chopped rosemary
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Red pepper flakes (optional)


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Peel the pears and slice them lengthwise into halves. With a small sharp paring knife and a melon baller, remove the core and seeds from each pear, leaving a round well for the filling. Toss the pears with some lemon juice to prevent them from turning brown. Arrange them in a baking dish core side up brush some melted butter. Gently toss goat cheese, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, rosemary, salt and pepper and red chili flakes together in a small bowl. Divide the mixture among the pears, mounding it on top of the indentation. And bake until the pears look golden. Drizzle the honey on top of the pears before serving. I served with baby arugula.