Amazing Pear Salad with Rocket and Parmesan

Pear and rocket salad on a plate

5 from 2 reviews

This amazing pear, rocket (arugula), and parmesan salad comes with a twist - grilled pear. Done in 10 minutes, gone in 5!


  • 100 g of baby rocket leaves (arugula) washed and dried
  • 1 big pear (you can use any variety) sliced thinly
  • 20 g of Parmesan, shaved with a Julienne peeler 


  • 2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp of any sweet and sicky balsamic vinegar 
  • Salt and pepper to season 


  1. In the frying pan, heat 1 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil on high-medium heat.
  2. Place pear slices so they are all laying flat in the frying pan.pear slices for arugula salad in a frying pan
  3. Fry the pear for one minute and flip the slices around, cook for another minute. Your pear should be golden, but make sure not to cook the pear for too long or it gets too mushy.fried pears for arugula pear salad
  4. Take the pear slices out and place them on a big plate to cool down completely.
  5. Mix extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a little jar and shake well to combine, set aside.
  6. Place rocket leaves in a salad bowl and drizzle with dressing, toss gently.
  7. Sprinkle shaved parmesan over the salad and arrange the pears on the top.arugula pear salad salad ready to be served in a white plate
  8. Optional: season with salt and pepper if desired. Enjoy!


I prefer to use baby rocket leaves in my salads, I think they taste better.

Rocket is also known as arugula, rucola, rucoli, rugula, colewort, and roquette.

If you have time you can grill the pear slices on a bbq, it works really well.

Keywords: arugula pear salad, rocket salad, pear salad