Pears and Blueberries with Thyme and Dates

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recipe by Veggie K.

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A quick, one-bowl grown-up fruit salad with a mix of sweet and savory. I like this as a starter, with a cheeseboard, or as a light dessert... It's great for dinner parties, just make ahead and store it in the fridge. Adapted from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's 'Light & Easy' book.

recipe updated Jul 8, 2020


  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    1 ½ tbsp (about 20.48 g)
  • Lemon icon
    15 g (about ¼)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 pinch (about 0.41 g)
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    1 pinch (about 0.13 g)
  • Pear icon
    2 (about 330 g)
  • Blueberries icon
    75 g (about 136 ⅓)
  • Dates icon
    50 g (about 12 ½)
  • Fresh thyme icon
    Fresh thyme
    1 tbsp (about 2.4 g)


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  • kCook icon Medium bowl

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  1. Add extra virgin olive oil, lemon, sea salt and black pepper to a clean medium bowl
  2. Mix well
  3. Add pear, blueberries, dates and fresh thyme to the medium bowl
  4. Mix gently until combined
  5. Season to taste
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