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Pear and Walnut Salad With Apple Vinaigrette

I had great plans of multiple blog posts this week, but one thing led to another and here we are on Sunday afternoon writing my first post since last weekend! I realize now that I totally took for granted the number of posts my favourite food bloggers make each week and month on a consistent basis; I had no idea the labour of love it is and how much effort it takes especially when you are also working full-time.  That being said I’m excited for the week ahead and the recipes we have planned for the holiday season.

In addition, to having a new appreciation for food blogs, I also have a new appreciation for everything my parents did to make the Christmas season special for my sister and I.  I went home for the weekend to visit my parents and revived my childhood tradition of making gingerbread houses from scratch with my sister (vegan gingerbread house extravaganza post coming soon!). I can now tell you that making a gingerbread house from scratch is way more involved than anticipated.  But it was incredibly fun and I can’t wait to share the final results on the blog.  After the sugar rush that was Saturday’s gingerbread house production, my mom and I put together this refreshing salad for a late Sunday lunch, served with fresh bread.  Pears, walnuts and red onion are combined with fresh greens and an apple vinaigrette, making it the perfect holiday appetizer.  It’s a simple but elegant addition to the table and is also a super-easy recipe.

Pear & Walnut Salad with Apple Vinaigrette

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 4


for salad

  • 4 cups of mixed greens
  • 4 small pears, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion,  thinly sliced
  • handful of walnuts

for the vinaigrette

  • 3 tbsp apple juice
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • pinch fresh ground pepper


  • Whisk vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Arrange salad greens on plates, add pears, red onion and walnuts.
  • Drizzle with vinaigrette and serve.

Looking forward to the week ahead!

AboutLigia Lugo

Plant-based power brings me to the heart of healthy, ethical living. I love blending dishes with the freshest, vegan ingredients. Vie de La Vegan inspires me to source the best in holistic, vegan-lifestyle tips and share them. You’ll often find me working up my appetite on my yoga mat, hiking, or mountain biking through breathtaking scenery.