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Pear Salad with Dried Cherry Vinaigrette and Macadamia Medallions

Raw food doesn’t have to be boring, tasteless or difficult to make. Raw food can be gourmet, easy and fabulous. I started working on this salad for the upcoming transitional book but it was so good, I decided to do a full raw version for you, here! You are going to love this salad. Bursting with flavor, gourmet enough for your best dinner party or simple enough for tonight’s dinner. I can’t seem to stop eating it.



I started with dried cherries and made a simple vinaigrette with lemon juice and shallots. Chop up the pears, add them to the greens, toss with the vinaigrette and top with….wait for it….the macadamia rosemary medallions! The result? A deeply complex flavor that will satisfy even the pickest eater! The rosemary compliments the dried cherries and pears in a way that delights the taste buds. There is a to die for variation of this in the upcoming Transitional Raw Food book being released next week.


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  1. Mindy wrote on March 12, 2011

    Fabulous. I have a sweet little rosemary plant that is growing its heart out in a pot outside. I think I will use fresh rosemary instead of the dried (the dried rosemary I’ve obtained in the past always tasted like straw).

  2. Stormy wrote on March 11, 2011

    This sounds fantastic!
    I’m going to try this over the weekend.

    Thank You!

  3. Shelly wrote on March 11, 2011

    I made this tonight for my dinner….WoW! So easy and delicious! The flavors and textures were so perfect. Thanks for another wonderful recipe!

  4. Chris wrote on March 11, 2011

    WOW! YUM!

  5. Jana wrote on March 11, 2011

    Awesome! I love Rosemary, so this is going to be my sunday dinner! 🙂
    Did you know that Rosemary is a natural power booster? I drink
    Rosemary tea instead of energy drinks.
    Raw swiss greetings,

  6. Stacy L wrote on March 11, 2011

    Gorgeous!! 🙂 Looks amazing. Thank you.


  7. Jennifer Yane wrote on March 11, 2011

    What do you think of fresh Rosemary– would it work as well?

  8. Michelle wrote on March 11, 2011

    Sounds yummy… the vinaigrette especially! thanks for sharing 🙂

  9. Sarah wrote on March 11, 2011

    This looks delicious! What an inspiration. I will soak the macadamia nuts tonight, and make this tomorrow!!! Looking forward to seeing your new book!


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