Chicory Salad With Pear, Toasted Walnut and Maple Vinaigrette

Chicory Salad With Pear
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1/2 cup walnuts
3 tablespoons cider vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper ( fresh ground)
1 crisp ripe pears
12 cups chicory lettuce ( torn and mixed)

Preheat oven to 350 F.
Coarsely chop walnuts and spread on a baking sheet.
Bake 5 minutes, stir then continue baking another 3 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned and fragrant. Let cool.
To make vinaigrette, whisk vinegar with olive oil, maple syrup, salt and pepper.
Core and slice pear.
Place chicory and pear in a large salad bowl.
Toss with vinaigrette until leaves are shiny.
Scatter with walnuts and serve right away.

Servings: 8

Time preparation: 5 min.

Time total: 15 min.

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