Inside Cooking

Inside Cooking Ep 166 : Pear & Walnut Salad

Walnuts are one of the best food sources for melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate the body clock for a better night’s sleep. Give your walnuts a sprinkle of apple pie spice for a warm accent to a fresh and crunchy lunchtime salad.

Ingredients (for 4 servings)

  • 1/2 c. walnuts
  • 1 tsp. apple pie spice
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1 Bartlett pear
  • 1 bulb fennel
  • 1 scallion (all thinly sliced)
  • 2 small bunches arugula (thick stems discarded)


(Ready in 15 mins)


On a baking sheet, toss ½ cup walnuts with 1 tsp apple pie spice and roast at 400°F until fragrant, 10 minutes and roughly chop.


In a large bowl, whisk together 2 Tbsp each lemon juice and olive oil, ½ tsp salt, and ¼ tsp pepper.


Add 2 stalks celery, 1 Bartlett pear, 1 bulb fennel, and 1 scallion (all thinly sliced) and toss to combine.


Just before serving, toss 2 small bunches arugula (thick stems discarded) with pear mixture and serve with spiced nuts.

Nutritional Fact

Per serving: 200 calories, 15.5 g fat (2 g sat), 4 g protein, 295 mg sodium, 15 g carbs, 5 g fiber

Be sure to check out the recipe video on YouTube for more useful tips on the recipe!

Inside Cooking Ep 166 : Pear & Walnut Salad