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Jerusalem Artichoke, Celery, and Pear Salad

This crunchy refreshing salad highlights some of our favorite fall ingredients. The shaved Jerusalem artichokes, which we’d only ever had roasted, are particularly nice.

Serves 4

for the vinaigrette:

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2½ tablespoons fresh lemon juice

¼ cup (60 ml) extra-virgin olive oil

salt and freshly cracked pepper

for the salad:

12 ounces (340 g) Jerusalem artichokes, scrubbed

2 ripe but firm pears

5 stalks celery, thinly sliced on the bias, leaves reserved

2 to 3 ounces (55 to 85 g) thinly shaved Manchego cheese

⅓ cup (45 g) hazelnuts, toasted and roughly chopped

1 lemon, zested

flaky salt, for serving

1. Make the vinaigrette: In a large bowl, whisk together the vinegar and lemon juice. Slowly whisk in the oil until fully combined. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Make the salad: Using a mandoline, shave the Jerusalem artichokes directly into the dressing. Quarter, core, and thinly slice the pears, adding them to the dressing as you go. Add the celery and half of the cheese, and toss all of the ingredients to combine. Transfer the salad to a serving platter and scatter it with the hazelnuts and the remaining cheese. Garnish with the celery leaves, lemon zest, and flaky salt.

Cook Beautiful by Athena Calderone, published by ABRAMS © 2017. Photographer: Johnny Miller

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