Pear and Camembert Salad

So I found the first pick of blushed, ripe pears ( at Woolies).

I was famished, craving carbs. But this month im trying to be good.

I decided to surprise my mum with a quick 10min lunch, that would be decadent and healthy at the same time.

Usually, pears are paired (hehe) with blue cheese, or any stinky cheese around…but since my guinea pig was my critical mother I decided to go with something light this time.

For all those superfoodies out there – forgive my unforgiveable pearing mistakes!


2 pears – sliced into 8ths

2 or 3 handfuls of mixed leaves

a round of Camembert

half a cup of walnuts ( you can go up to a cup if you like)

1/4 cup of pistachios

a knob of butter


3 tbsp brown sugar

balsamic vinegar

olive oil




Make four slight slits ( like a cross) on the Camembert round without cutting too deep. Make sure it holds together.In a small, ovenproof dish, drizzle about 1.5 tbspn of olive oil onto the camembert, and sprinkle the chopped pistachios on top. Swirl 1 tbpsn of honey onto it, to give it a gorgeous golden glow.

Pop it in the oven at 180, for about 8 minutes, while you prepare the rest.

In a heated pan, melt the butter. Add the brown sugar, wait for it to become all caramelyyy.

All the pears, and move everything around so it ALL becomes caramely, and the pears look slightly, very slightly toasty. (lots of Ys here), over a low flame.

In a separate bowl, mix together 1tbsp of olive oil with 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar. Add a teaspoon of honey. Pour over your mixed leaves and toss well.

Toast the walnuts lightly in the same pan in which the pears were caramelized.

Toss the leaves and the walnuts together, and gently place the pieces of pear onto the leaves.

Once removed from the oven, slice the Camembert round into four wedges ( or more if you like) and place in the centre or side of the dish.

Serve warm. Enjoy;)

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