Pear, Walnut and Sautéed Date Salad

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Seasonal Salads

By Fi Buchanan

Published 2023

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Dates seared in hot oil and finished with a pinch of sea salt are one of the best Christmas treats you could give yourself. This is a simple, happy dish – perfect for parties.


  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 12 Medjool dates, pitted
  • juice of 1 lemon<


Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and sauté the dates, allowing 1 or 2 minutes on each side. Transfer the dates to a plate and sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt.

Pour the warm oil from the dates into a bowl and whisk in the lemon juice and the maple syrup or honey.

Scatter the rocket on a serving plate and arrange the pear slices and walnuts on top, then drizzle ov