Pear & Walnut Salad Is a great example of fusion cuisine

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Pear and Walnut Salad. Pic: Sanjeev Kapoor

Fusion cuisine is one that combines elements of different culinary traditions. Cuisines of this type are not categorized according to any one particular cuisine style and have played a part in a number of innovations.

Fusion food is a general term for the combination of various forms of cookery and comes in several forms.  Recipe from Sanjeev Kapoor.

Prep Time : 0-5 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Pear and Walnut Salad Recipe

◦ Pears 2 medium

◦ Walnut Kernels 1/4 cup

◦ Cucumber 1 large

◦ Cherry tomatoes 16

◦ Lolo rosso lettuce leaves 8

◦ Iceberg lettuce leaves 8

◦ Rocket leaves 8

◦ Green olives pitted 16

◦ Lemon juice 1 teaspoon

◦ Salt to taste

◦ Mustard paste 1 teaspoon

◦ Castor sugar 1 tablespoon

◦ Malt vinegar 2 teaspoons

◦ Extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons

Method

Toast walnut kernels in an air fryer at 180º C for 2-3 minutes.

Roughly slice cucumber. Halve cherry tomatoes. Quarter one pear, remove core and slice roughly. On each serving plate place 2 lolo rosso leaves, 2 iceberg lettuce leaves and 2 rocket leaves. Place 2-3 pear slices, 2-3 cucumber slices, 4 green olives, 8 cherry tomato halves on them.

To make dressing, slice the other pear and grind with lemon juice, salt, mustard paste, castor sugar, malt vinegar, 2 tbsps water and extra-virgin olive oil to a smooth paste.

Drizzle some of the dressing over the salad in each plate, top with some of the toasted walnut kernels and serve immediately.

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