Walnut and Sous Vide Pear Salad

Anova Culinary

This is a simple salad that does not sacrifice any flavor. The best part? The pear really is the star of the show.It's slightly crunchy, a little bit sweet, and very delicious. 


Christina Wylie

Christina Wylie is an award-winning writer, author, editor, food stylist, recipe creator, entrepreneur and radio host whose work has been featured in The Times & The Sunday Times, Time Out (Melbourne, Sydney, Hong Kong and Dubai), Traveler’s Digest, Fah Thai Magazine, Broadsheet, Wining & Dining and many other internationally renowned publications. In 2013, after almost a decade of working as an international journalist, Christina founded the online lifestyle magazine The GAB Magazine, for which she now leads a team of 60 writers based all across Australia. She then founded Samui Life Magazine in 2016. After working as a recipe creator for Anova Culinary for over a year, she signed a cookbook contract with the American-based, international publishing company Quarto. Her cookbook, titled The Sous Vide Kitchen: Techniques, Ideas, and More Than 100 Recipes to Cook at Home, was published worldwide in 2017. She wrote, styled, and photographed everything that you see within that book. In 2017 she opened her first restaurant, Bootlegger, in Koh Samui, Thailand. She is currently in the initial stages of launching Bootlegger 2 in Phuket in 2018, and is looking to open Bootlegger 3 in Bangkok in 2019. She is currently working towards stepping into the world of food and travel presenting. As an entrepreneur herself, Christina co-founded the charity initiative Project Gen Z in 2015 to teach orphaned Cambodian children entrepreneurial skills. A British expat born and raised in Hong Kong, Christina has worked across the globe, and has lived in Thailand, London, Hong Kong, Australia and South Africa over the years.

Prep Time: 00:05

Recipe Time: 00:45

Temperature : 159.8F / 71C



  1. Seal the pear slices in bags with the honey smeared on both sides, and cook at 158.8F (71C) for 45 minutes, then plunge the pears into an ice bath or chill in the fridge (for 2 hours or overnight).

Finishing Steps

  1. Mix dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. Mix all of the other ingredients in large bowl, add the pear slices, toss in the dressing and season with salt and pepper.