Celery Pear Salad
|Water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Firm ripe pears||3 , halved, pared and cored|
|Finely chopped celery||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Finely chopped onion||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
|Salad oil||3 Tablespoon|
|Lemon juice||2 Tablespoon|
|Crushed tarragon||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Ground cinnamon||1 Pinch|
Mix water and sugar in a saucepan.
Bring to boiling, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
Cover; boil 5 minutes.
Add extract and as many pear halves at a time as will fit in saucepan.
Simmer about 5 minutes, or until pears are just tender.
Remove pears with slotted spoon and put into a shallow dish.
Meanwhile, parboil celery and onion for 1 minute in rapidly boiling salted water; drain.
Spoon vegetables over pears and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
Pour a blend of the remaining ingredients over pears and vegetables; chill thoroughly.
To serve, put each pear half onto a chilled individual salad plate lined with crisp salad greens.
Spoon some of the dressing over each serving.