Sage Derby, Pear and Walnut Salad

12 mins 2


  • 30g / 1oz walnuts
    3 pears
    ½ cucumber
    1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
    2 tsp sherry vinegar
    1 tsp runny honey
    100g / 4oz mixed salad leaves
    75g / 3oz Sage Derby

The Cheese


Sage Derby


  1. Toast the walnuts in a dry frying pan for 1-2 minutes until golden and toasty then remove onto a board to cool.

  2. Core the pears and cut into slices.

  3. Use a vegetable peeler to cut the cucumber into ribbons.

  4. Whisk the olive oil, vinegar, honey and some seasoning together to make a dressing.

  5. Arrange the pears, cucumber and mixed leaves on two plates or a large platter then use a vegetable peeler to shave the cheese into small pieces and scatter over the salad.

  6. Crumble the walnuts on top then drizzle over the dressing. Toss to combine before serving.