Radicchiosalat with pears, walnuts and goat cheese

Christmas cookies, Stollen, fruit bread, gingerbread,… Somehow I have the feeling that in December sweet recipes dominate the Internet. I understand fully, even as I wait all year round anxiously for the Christmas season to finally start with the Christmas baking. However, if one is faced with primarily dominated by sugar recipes, I am longing for something salty. Therefore, there is now exactly this.

Radicchiosalat mit Birnen, Walnüsse und Ziegenkäse

The recipe I have from the book “Two in the kitchen – Cookbook for happy couples” I presented last month. I opted for the simple reason for this dish, as I have when reading the title together ran the water in the mouth. I love radicchio and use it this time of year very much. Its bitter taste in combination with the sweet pears and goat cheese is just perfect.

Radicchio salad with pears, walnuts and goat cheese
Total time

Radicchio salad with pears, walnuts and goat cheese

Ingredients: (For 4 people)

  • 30g Walnusskerne
  • 1 firm, ripe pears
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 Kopf Radicchio
  • 1 ½ EL Olivenöl
  • ½ THE Balsamicoessig
  • 95g medieval goat cheese, cut into 4 slices
  • Pepper and salt


  1. Preheat oven to 180 ° C.
  2. Spread the walnuts on a baking sheet and roast for 10-12 minutes in the oven, being about 1-2 times must be stirred while. Once the nuts have easily get color – it smells nice here also then – this remove from the oven and let cool on a plate. Then roughly chop with a knife.
  3. Pears if desired Peel, halve lengthwise and remove seeds. Then cut into thin columns and mix well in a bowl with the lemon juice so the pears from turning brown.
  4. The outer leaves of radicchio and remove the inner spread, red on the plate.
  5. For olive oil, vinegar and salt mix the dressing.
  6. Spread the pears and cheese on the Radicchioblättern, the scatter walnuts over it, and then distribute the dressing on the salad plates. Finally, season with salt and pepper.

Es ist zwar kein warmes Gericht, was zunächst vielleicht untypisch für die kalte Jahreszeit erscheint, aber muss man unbedingt immer etwas Warmes essen? Gerade wenn man Freunde zu Besuch hat, eignet sich dieser Salat super als Vorspeise. Er lässt sich schnell zubereiten und man kann trotzdem die Anderen beeindrucken 😉


All the best

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