Asian Pear and Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese

Asian Pear and Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 10 min
  • Serving: 8 servings

This delightful salad mixes the peppery bite of the arugula with the sweet taste of the Asian pear and buttery crunch of the roasted pumpkin seeds.




  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 5 ounces baby arugula
  • 3 Asian pears cored and very thinly sliced on a mandoline, cores discarded
  • 1/2 cup salted roasted pumpkin seeds
  • 3 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled


  1. Place the lemon juice, honey, thyme and a few pinches of salt and pepper into a bowl and whisk vigorously to combine.
  2. Put the arugula, pear and pumpkin seeds into a shallow salad bowl, toss to combine and then pour in the dressing and toss once more to coat. Top the salad with the goat cheese and serve immediately.


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