Watercress, Pear & Brie Salad

[recipe originally by Susan from Food Blogga]

cheese salad with leaves fruits and nuts


for salad

  • 85g packet of watercress (washed, drained, stems removed)
  • 250g brie or camembert cheese (sliced)
  • ½ cup pecans, you can also use walnuts (toasted)
  • ⅔ cup of chopped fresh dates, you can replace them with ½ cup raisins
  • 3 medium pears – 500g (sliced)

for dressing

  • 3 tbs olive oil
  • 1½-2 tbs lemon juice (½ lemon)
  • 2 pinches salt
  • freshly ground rainbow pepper
  • 1 tsp onion granules

whole pecan nuts


  • small whisk


  1. Share watercress between 4 plates, then place sliced pears on the top of the leaves.
  2. In meantime slice cheese and place also in the plates.
  3. Deseed and chop dates roughly or pour hot water over raisins, drain them and sprinkle over the salad.
  4. Prepare dressing whisking all ingredients together and season the salad.
  5. In last moment place pecans (walnuts) on frying pan and heat for couple of minutes stirring constantly till they become darker and fragrant.
  6. Chop them coarsely and sprinkle over the salad.
  7. Serve salad with some homemade bread on a side.

Serve 4 people.

Your thoughts…

  1. I like so this salad, and I love nuts in salads!! Gloria

  2. You got all of the ingredients. :) Thank you for the mention.

  3. lovely salad, margot. i love the variety of flavours.

  4. Thanks Margot,
    Great 2 see u coming up with yummy recipes! Could u plz post some simple, salad, low carb ones- v want 2 lose some weight before the holiday season.

    D & C.

  5. I have had an eye on this recipe ever since Susan posted it!

  6. This looks like the perfect autumn salad. And I love dates so much I would never replace them by raisins. By the way, for this month inspirirng food photography, I vote for Kate.

  7. Hmmmmm, this is good.

  8. Sounds beautiful and fresh, and perfect for Autumn as Rose said.

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