Two Pear Salad

  • 2 large ripe pears
  • 2 large ripe avocados
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 40g watercress


  1. Peel and core the pears, then slice them thinly long ways. Halve and peel the avocados, remove the stone and cut into long thin slices too.
  2. Drizzle generously with the lemon juice and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Put a few watercress leaves on each plate, then arrange pear and avocado on top.

Adapted with kind permission from Rose Elliot’s ‘Vegetarian Christmas’. ©1992 Rose Elliot. Published by HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.