BERRIES AND PEAR WATERCRESS SALAD WITH POPPY SEED VINAIGRETTE


Berries And Pear Watercress Salad With Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

INGREDIENTS:

1 (6 ounce bunch) watercress *
8 ounce (12 large or 18 medium) strawberries, sliced 
1 cup blueberries
1 medium pear, diced
3/4 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup Gorgonzola 


For The Poppy Seed Vinaigrette:
2 teaspoons finely chopped shallot
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise 
5 teaspoon honey
1/4 generous teaspoon poppy seeds
1/4 cup vegetable or canola oil
tiny pinch of salt 



INSTRUCTIONS:

Trim and discard any tough or extra long watercress stems. Add watercress to a large salad bowl. Top with strawberries, blueberries, pear, and pecans.

To make the vinaigrette, add shallot, lemon juice, mayonnaise, and honey. Whisk to combine. Slowly add oil, whisking continuously. Whisk in poppy seed and salt. Pour over salad just before serving.

Makes 4 starters or 2 main course servings.



*No need to trim stems if using baby watercress.


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