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Poached Pear Salad

Serves: 1     Time: 25 minutes     Difficulty: Moderate


- 1/2 pear, peeled and cored

- 1 tsp. peppercorns

- 1 cinnamon stick

- 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced

- 1 tsp. agave nectar

- 1 c. red wine

- 1 c. watercress

- 1/2 tsp. balsamic vinegar

- 1/2 endive

- olive oil, salt, pepper


Combine the first six ingredients in a pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 15-20 minutes.


In a pan, heat a light layer of olive oil. Put the endive in the pan cut-side down and let it char for 2-3 minutes.

Plate the watercress, sliced pears, and endive. 

Whisk together the vinegar with 1 tsp. of olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle over the salad.