Celebrity square meals #43: 'Stilton, pear and walnut salad' by Honor Blackman

Serves 4

This Stilton, walnut and pear salad is one of my favourite recipes - I always make it in the summer as it's the perfect quick-and-easy recipe to eat outside with friends. I was delighted to pass it on to the National Osteoporosis Society's campaign as it's a cause I'm really committed to supporting. One in three women and one in 12 men over the age of 50 will develop osteoporosis. The Society is raising awareness of the condition and the way foods high in calcium, such as Stilton, can help fight it. Including blue cheeses like Stilton in salad is one of the easiest - and most delicious - ways to introduce more calcium into your diet

This Stilton, walnut and pear salad is one of my favourite recipes - I always make it in the summer as it's the perfect quick-and-easy recipe to eat outside with friends. I was delighted to pass it on to the National Osteoporosis Society's campaign as it's a cause I'm really committed to supporting. One in three women and one in 12 men over the age of 50 will develop osteoporosis. The Society is raising awareness of the condition and the way foods high in calcium, such as Stilton, can help fight it. Including blue cheeses like Stilton in salad is one of the easiest - and most delicious - ways to introduce more calcium into your diet

225g watercress
225g lean rindless bacon, chopped
1 pear, peeled, cored and chopped
50g walnut halves or pecans
2 tbsp walnut oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
Freshly ground black pepper
100g Stilton, crumbled

Place the watercress in a large serving bowl. Grill the bacon rashers until crispy and leave on kitchen paper to drain. Place the pear in a saucepan with walnuts or pecans, walnut oil, lemon juice and pepper, and cook gently for 3-4 minutes then remove from the heat. Spoon mixture onto the watercress, add the bacon and Stilton, and serve immediately.

Honor Blackman appears as Rula Romanoff in 'Coronation Street' from September. She performs her one woman show, 'Wayward Women' tonight at the Assembly Rooms, Ludlow. Visit the National Osteoporosis Society website at www.nos.org.uk

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