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Arugula Pear and Feta Salad

Arugula (Rocket) pear and feta salad with walnut, cranberries and balsamic reduction. Well, doesn’t that sound delicious? A lot of people hate salads; simply because they are tasteless and boring. Are you one of them? If yes, this salad will surely make you change your mind!

Arugula Salad

Ready in less than 15 minutes, the combination of the peppery bitter arugula with the sweetness of the cranberries, tanginess of the pears and the crunchiness of the walnuts, makes this salad perfect for any holiday or special occasion.

If you do not fancy the bitterness of arugula, you can opt for baby spinach instead, it pairs beautifully with all the other ingredients as well.

It’s always nice to have a salad at the table; for something lighter, fresher but also because it compliments every overly indulging feast. Likewise, click here to check out our Festive menu and table setting to see how we accompanied this arugula (rocket) pear and feta salad.

Click here for the balsamic reduction recipe

Arugula (Rocket) Pear and Feta Salad

Course: Something light, EntréeDifficulty: Easy


Total time




  • 250g Arugula (rocket)

  • 50g walnuts, roughly chopped

  • 3 tbsp dried cranberries

  • 75g feta cheese

  • 1 pear

  • Juice of 1 lemon

  • Balsamic reduction, to serve


  • Slice the pear and dip them into the lemon juice to prevent them from browning, then set aside.
  • In a salad bowl, place the arugula, walnuts, cranberries, feta cheese and pear
  • Drizzle with the balsamic reduction before serving
Recipe inspired by The Forked Spoon
Alison Signature

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