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Rocket and Pear Salad

This rocket and pear salad is fresh and delicious. With sharp parmesan and crunchy seeds it's the perfect side dish or makes an excellent light lunch.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Light lunch, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: Argula and pear salad, Pear and argula salad, Pear and rocket salad, Pear, rocket and parmesan salad, Rocket, pear and parmesan salad
Servings: 8 side salads


  • 3 cups (80 gms) rocket leaves
  • 2 medium fresh pears, on the firm side
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup (80 gms) shaved parmesan
  • ½ cup (75 gms) pepitas
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil


  • Wash, dry and roughly chop the rocket leaves and pop them into a salad bowl.
  • Heat up a frying pan and dry roast the pepitas, shaking the frypan frequently until they are lightly toasted. Watch them carefully and remove from the heat and dip out into a heat proof bowl as soon as they are done.
  • Slice the stem off the pear. Quarter, core and slice it into long thin wedges. Put the wedges into a bowl, add the lemon juice and toss until coated.
  • Scatter the pear wedges over the rocket leaves. Sprinkle with shaved parmesan and toasted pepitas. Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic glaze and you're done!