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If you can find Zante or Champagne grapes, they are the perfect garnish for this dish, but Concords would not be bad either.
When the pears are cool enough to handle, remove the cores and slice them crosswise in
Put the lemon juice in a salad bowl with salt and pepper and mix to dissolve the salt, then whisk in the oil. Arrange the slices of pears one pear per plate, in one layer in the center of the plate, leaving a
Put the watercress, rocket, and basil in the salad bowl and toss together. Then place the salad in the center of the pears.
Garnish with the flowers.
I like to make this salad with ripe white peaches and rose peppercorns sprinkled over the peaches and cheese.
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