Subscribe to Email to Our Blog

Latest Blog Post

Warm Honeyed Pear and Chestnut Salad

Stefania Lamacchia
by Stefania Lamacchia on Dec 3, 2018 1:57:43 PM

Rich reds and fresh greenery — it's not just decorated evergreens that are sporting these popular seasonal colours. When the holidays come around, we always celebrate in full cover. Try this delicious warm honeyed pear and chestnut salad recipe today. For added elegance, check out the tip below on how to make fig 'flowers'.

Prep: 15 min  Cook: 10 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).

Tip: 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.

Per serving (1/6th recipe): 150 calories; 1 g protein; 5 g fat; 26 g carbohydrate; 3 g fibre; 11 g sugars; 115 mg sodium.

Leave a comment

Stefania Lamacchia
Written by Stefania Lamacchia

Related posts

Honey Sriracha Chicken

Sometimes you want nothing more than to be able to come home and whip up a simple and delicious meal ... so you can then...

Stefania Lamacchia
By Stefania Lamacchia - January 23, 2019
Persimmon & Beet Salad with Almonds

Bored of the same salad day after day? Then peruse our produce aisles for ideas to go from ordinary to extraordinary lunch...

Stefania Lamacchia
By Stefania Lamacchia - January 16, 2019
Dried Fruit and Nut Baklava

It's the time of year when your oven gets all the attention. And who's complaining, right — there's nothing better than the...

Stefania Lamacchia
By Stefania Lamacchia - December 21, 2018