Pears and Blueberries with Thyme and Dates

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recipe by Veggie K.

  • Time icon
    Total Time
    10mins
  • Serves icon
    Serves
    4
  • Calories icon
    Calories
    139

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 Oct 8, 2019

Ingredients

  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    1.5 tbsp (22ml)
  • Lemon icon
    Lemon
    15g (about ¼)
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 pinch
  • Black pepper icon
    Black pepper
    1 pinch
  • Pear icon
    Pear
    2 (330g)
  • Blueberries icon
    Blueberries
    75g (about ½ cup)
  • Dates icon
    Dates
    50g (about 5½ tbsp)
  • Fresh thyme icon
    Fresh thyme
    1 tbsp (2g)

Tools

  • kCook icon Spatula
  • kCook icon Medium bowl

Step preview

  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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