Umbrian-Style Arugula and Pear Salad Umbrian-Style Arugula and Pear Salad

Umbrian-Style Arugula and Pear Salad

Like most Umbrian food, this Arugula and Pear Salad is pleasantly rustic. With subtly sweet flavors, a little crunch from the pine nuts and the right amount of freshness from the pears, this salad makes for a perfect balanced and refreshingly bright meal!


  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3 tablespoons raisins
  • 1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 ripe pears, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 5 oz. baby arugula
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh Pecorino Romano, shaved
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

How To Make

STEP 1: Combine water and raisins in a bowl; let sit 20 minutes and drain.

STEP 2: In a large bowl, combine lemon juice and sliced pears. Add arugula, sprinkle with raisins, pine nuts and toss. Whisk balsamic, salt, and pepper in a bowl. While whisking, slowly drizzle in oil until emulsified; drizzle dressing over salad. Top with freshly shaved pecorino romano. Serve immediately and enjoy!


Recipe Inspired by Saveur. Image by Saveur


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