This serves like a gourmet dish, but is simple to prepare. Have it as a first course or serve with sliced grilled chicken for a delicious lunch or light dinner.
6 large stalks celery, trimmed and diced
2 T fruit vinegar (cider, raspberry)
2 T honey
1/4 tsp salt
2 large ripe pears, diced
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese, preferably fresh
4 T chopped walnuts
Fresh ground pepper
4 large lettuce leaves
Whisk vinegar, honey and salt in a large bowl. Add pears and stir to coat. Add celery, cheese and walnuts. Stir to combine. Season with pepper. Place a large lettuce leaf on each plate and top with an equal portion of salad.
Serve as a side salad, or mix with 2 to 3 ounces of cooked diced chicken.