Grilled Pear Salad with Honey-Walnut Vinaigrette

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By Michael Ruhlman

Published 2011

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Grilling fruit is a wonderful preparation. Pineapple, peaches, melon—all are enhanced by the charred flavor. Here, pears are grilled for a summer salad with prosciutto and nuts.



  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Pinch


Make the Vinaigrette

In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, honey, and cayenne. Season with a two-finger pinch of salt. Slowly whisk in the oil.

Build a hot fire on one side of a grill. When it’s ready, squeeze the ¼ lemon into a bowl of cold water. Quarter the pears and cut out the cores, keeping the pears in the water as you work. When you’re r