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Arugula, Pear, Ham And Walnut Salad

serves 2-4

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2 Bartlett pears, quartered and cored
1/2 pound arugula
1/4 pound thick-sliced ham
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 cup unsalted walnut halves


prep: 5 minutes
total: 15 minutes


salad spinner
small saucepan
salad bowl


1. Rinse and dry the pears. Cut off the top and bottom of the pears, then slice them lengthwise into quarters Slice out the core from each quarter. Rinse and dry the arugula and put the leaves in a salad bowl. Cut the ham into 1-inch squares.

2. Heat a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the butter, vinegar and sugar. When they melt together and get hot, add the pears and walnuts. Cook, stirring once, until the pears are browned and tender, 2-5 minutes.

3. Pour the pears, walnuts and all the pan juices over the arugula. Add the ham and a sprinkling of pepper, and gently toss just to combine.
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