This was a lovely salad. Beets and pears go really nicely together and the poppyseed dressing is great.

Beet and Pear Salad On Watercress

Serving Size: 4


for the salad:

  • 2 large beets
  • pinch of salt
  • 2-3 ripe pears
  • 1 ounce soy cheese

for the poppyseed dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons white wine, raspberry or white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon walnut oil
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • pinch salt and pepper

Beet and Pear Salad On Watercress


to make the salad:

  1. Clean and peel the beet. Cut into cubes or slices as desired.
  2. Place in a saucepan and cover with water and a pinch of salt.
  3. Cook the beets until soft.
  4. Allow to cool.

to make the dressing:

  1. Place the ingredients in a small salad carafe.
  2.  Mix well.

to assemble the salad:

  1. Wash the watercress.
  2. Pluck the leaves from the larges stems and arrange on salad plates.
  3. Peel the pears, remove the core and cut into cubes or slices as desired.
  4. Arrange the beets and pears on the watercress.
  5. Slice or grate the soy chess over the salad.
  6. Drizzle  the salad dressing over and serve.