Ordinarily I don’t eat celery or pears…they just aren’t that high on my list of foods I love but we got lots of celery and pears in our co-op basket so I couldn’t let them go to waste. But this simple salad was awesome! I actually had 2 bowls of it! It takes less than 10 minutes to throw it together and it disappears about as quickly!
Pear and Celery Salad
4 stalks celery, cut into small pieces
3 pears, cut into small pieces
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
Heat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and toast pine nuts for 5 or 6 minutes until lightly brown, stirring about halfway through. Be sure to keep an eye on them as they can burn quickly. In a bowl, combine cut celery, cut pears, balsamic vinegar, and pine nuts. Add in Parmesan. Top lettuce with pear and celery mixture or just eat it without the lettuce. Easy and delicious!