Bitter Greens Salad

With Warm Maple Pear Vinaigrette ~

Vinaigrette:

2 teaspoons olive oil

1 garlic clove

1 small shallot

1/2 Asian pear ~ grated

1 T maple syrup

2 teaspoons mustard

2 teaspoons lemon juice

1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil

Sea salt

Heat t teaspoons olive oil over medium heat, add garlic & shallot, saute 3 min.  Add pear and continue sauteing until pear is soft and cooked through.  Remove from heat, add maple syrup, mustard and lemon juice. Transfer to a bowl, add 1/8 cup olive oil and sea salt. Whisk quickly until smooth.

Salad:

3 cups arugula

1/2 pear thinly sliced pear

1/2 avocado sliced into wedges

1/8 cup toasted sunflower seeds

Toss salad and warm dressing to coat and serve.

Enjoy!  We will as well tonight with a nice slice of artisan bread!

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