Arugula Salad with Pear, Walnuts and Gorgonzola
Walnuts help us stay relaxed during stressful times because of their nerve-strengthening B vitamins and the mineral magnesium. They are also a good source of melatonin, a hormone that helps us fall asleep. Walnut oil is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which supports health and blood vessel health.
This recipe tastes delicious with whole wheat rye or whole wheat spelt bread. If you are not a fan of gorganzola, use goat's cheese or burratta.
Toast nuts briefly in a frying pan and let cool. Rinse arugula, spin dry and place on a large plate. Crisp bread in a pan with hot olive oil and then cut into bite-size pieces. Rinse pears, cut in half, core and cut into strips. Spread pears over the arugula and top with bread and coarsely chopped nuts. Add about 2/3 of the crumbled cheese. Take remaining cheese and add peeled garlic clove, honey, vinegar and 1 to 2 tablespoons water. Drizzle in oil and purée mixture. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle dressing over salad prior to serving.