5-Minute Gourmet Pear & Walnut Salad

By: Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

There’s nothing better than a simple and delicious salad, and this is one of my very favorites. The walnuts and pears in this salad add digestion-healthy fiber, and healthful nutrients including cancer-protective quercetin in the pear skin and heart-healthy, anti-inflammatory plant-based omega 3 fatty acids. So it’s not only delicious, takes five minute to make, and contains five ingredients, but it’s full of nutrients! Enjoy this salad alone or add your preferred lean protein for a larger meal.

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  • 1 head of green leaf lettuce, washed
  • ¼ cup (30 g) raw walnuts
  • 1 pear, cored and chopped
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste


  • 1 lemon, juice only
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • ½ tsp each dried basil and oregano (optional)




  1. Wash lettuce and pear well, then chop and prepare and place into a salad bowl.
  2. Add walnuts, sesame seeds, salt and pepper to the salad.
  3. In another small bowl, mix together salad dressing ingredients and whisk together until well mixed.
  4. Pour salad dressing over salad and toss the salad together with tongs or salad utensils.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Total time: 5 minutes

Servings: 2

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories270
  • Fat23g
  • Saturated Fat3g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium55mg
  • Carbohydrates15g
  • Fiber3g
  • Sugars2g
  • Protein 6g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Isabel Smith, MS, RD, CDN

Isabel is a Registered Dietitian, wellness expert and fitness coach. Isabel has her own nutrition and wellness practice based in New York City, Isabel Smith Nutrition, but she works with clients and corporations both nationwide and worldwide in a variety of areas including skin health, weight loss, gastrointestinal issues and allergies, sports nutrition, general wellness and more. As a Guided Reboot coach, Isabel has helped hundreds juice their way to better health. When she isn’t helping clients achieve optimal nutrition and wellness, she can be found trying and creating new juices and making other healthy recipes, running, cooking, spinning, practicing yoga, and enjoying time with her two Yorkshire terriers. Isabel is also one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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