Pear, Arugula, and Pancetta Salad

AuthorJustin S.
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A few simple ingredients come together in an unexpected way to create a delicate beginning for a luxurious dinner.

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time40 mins

For vinaigrette
 1 tablespoon Champagne vinegar
 1 tablespoon mild honey
 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
 1/8 teaspoon salt
 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
 3 tablespoons olive oil
For salad
 2 oz thinly sliced pancetta (4 to 5 slices)
 1 tablespoon olive oil
 2 firm-ripe pears
 4 cups baby arugula or torn larger arugula (1 1/4 lb)
 3 oz ricotta salata, thinly shaved with a vegetable peeler

Make vinaigrette:
1

Whisk together vinegar, honey, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a salad bowl. Add oil in a slow stream, whisking until combined well.

Make salad:
2

Cook pancetta in oil in a 10-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat, turning frequently, until just crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain (pancetta will crisp as it cools). Tear into bite-size pieces.

3

Halve pears lengthwise, core, and cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices.

4

Add pears to dressing along with arugula, cheese, and pancetta, tossing to coat.

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Ingredients

For vinaigrette
 1 tablespoon Champagne vinegar
 1 tablespoon mild honey
 1/2 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
 1/8 teaspoon salt
 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
 3 tablespoons olive oil
For salad
 2 oz thinly sliced pancetta (4 to 5 slices)
 1 tablespoon olive oil
 2 firm-ripe pears
 4 cups baby arugula or torn larger arugula (1 1/4 lb)
 3 oz ricotta salata, thinly shaved with a vegetable peeler

Directions

Make vinaigrette:
1

Whisk together vinegar, honey, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a salad bowl. Add oil in a slow stream, whisking until combined well.

Make salad:
2

Cook pancetta in oil in a 10-inch heavy skillet over moderate heat, turning frequently, until just crisp, about 5 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain (pancetta will crisp as it cools). Tear into bite-size pieces.

3

Halve pears lengthwise, core, and cut lengthwise into 1/4-inch-thick slices.

4

Add pears to dressing along with arugula, cheese, and pancetta, tossing to coat.

Pear, Arugula, and Pancetta Salad

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