Pear Apple Walnut Salad in a Balsamic Reduction

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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 4-6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Put the balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan and turn the heat on low. When making a balsamic reduction, you don't have to boil the vinegar - you just have to get it warm enough to evaporate the vinegar. Boiling may burn the reduction.
  • Stir the balsamic occasionally to check the consistency, and make sure your hood fan is on. The evaporation of the vinegar can be quite pungent.
  • Have patience - this reduction takes a bit of time. Maybe 45 minutes?.
  • Once the volume of the vinegar has been reduced to about 1/3 of its original volume, remove it from the heat and set it aside.
  • Slice your fruit, cucumber and celery and place in a bowl.
  • Add the walnuts, cranberries and blue cheese crumbles.
  • Toss.
  • Add ground pepper and drizzle with balsamic reduction (make sure it's cool!).
  • Add a bit more ground pepper, and more balsamic reduction if needed and toss again.
  • Enjoy as an appetizer or a side salad.
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