Warm Honeyed Pear and Chestnut Salad

Prep time:15 min
Total time:25 min

Serves 6 to 8


2 tbsp Longo’s Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 large red-skinned pears, quartered, cored and thinly sliced lengthwise

1 cup peeled, roasted chestnuts, halved

3 tbsp white wine vinegar

1 tbsp Longo’s Pure Liquid Honey

1/4 tsp each salt and pepper

1 tub (142 g) Longo’s Organic Arugula

Longo’s Crumbled Original Soft, Unripened Goat’s Milk Cheese or Crumbled Blue Cheese (optional)

Longo’s Sea Salted Dry Roasted Pistachios, shelled and chopped (optional)


  • Heat oil in large, nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Add pears and chestnuts. Sauté for 10 minutes or until pears are golden.
  • Remove from heat; stir in vinegar, honey, salt and pepper until skillet mixture is well glazed. Cool at room temperature for 15 minutes.
  • Toss arugula with warm pear mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and pistachios before serving (if using).

A dash of advice

For an elegant presentation, serve salad in a shallow bowl or on a platter. Cut almost all the way through 6 fresh figs, leaving the bottoms intact. Arrange fig ‘flowers’ over the salad before sprinkling with cheese and pistachios.

Nutritional Information

Per serving (1/6th recipe): 150 calories
  • Protein 1g
  • Fibre 3g
  • Fat 5g
  • Sugar 11g
  • Carbs 26g
  • Sodium 115mg