Chicory Salad with Pear and Walnuts

This really is a simple salad that evokes big flavour!

Ingredients for the salad

10                   Chicory heart’s, leave peeled away from the core

1                      pear, ripe but firm, halved, core removed and finely sliced

100 g              walnuts

1 stick            celery, finely sliced

1 tbsp             chives, finely chopped

100 g              Roquefort cheese

Ingredients for the dressing

50 g                Roquefort cheese

2 tbsp             sour cream

2 tbsp             olive oil

1 tbsp              white wine vinegar

1 pinch           black pepper

Method to make the dressing

Pass the Roquefort cheese through a sieve using the back of a spoon

Add the sour cream and combine until smooth

Whisk in the olive oil and white wine vinegar slowly

Season with black pepper and taste, adding more if necessary

Method to assemble the salad

Place the chicory in a large bowl and pour over the dressing

Toss to coat the leaves carefully and then place on a large flat platter

Add the slices of pear and celery on top

Crumble the walnuts, then the Roquefort cheese over the top

Finish with the chives