This pear salad is really simple, and it is only as delightful and delicious as the ingredients you use. Juicy sliced pears, peppery arugula lettuce (or lamb's lettuce, actually almost all kinds of lettuce will work), sweet sharp red onion rings, and crunchy toasted walnuts, are all tossed with a creamy maple-yogurt dressing. I used Anjou pear, but again, any other types of pears, like Bartlett, or Nashi, would all work fine. Serve the salad with some homemade bread and a glass of young and crisp white, like Pinot Grigio.
- Whisk the ingredients for the dressing together until well combined. Season the dressing with salt and pepper. Store the dressing in the fridge until ready for use.
- Rinse and dry the rocket salad. Place them in a mixing bowl together with onion rings and sliced pears. Drizzle with the lemon juice and gently toss.
- Divide the salad into 4 platters, pour the prepared dressing over, then sprinkle with toasted walnuts. Garnish with pomegranate seeds, if desired.