This Pomegranate Pear Salad Recipe is very deceiving because it looks difficult and classy BUT it is really an easy and simple salad recipe to prepare.
By using prepackaged Spring Mix salad greens, you save a lot of time
in washing and drying the lettuce leaves. You can even buy pomegranate
seeds that are all ready to use - saving a lot more time from peeling
and seeding a pomegranate.
The dressing is a simple creamy blue cheese dressing. The blue cheese and the pear combination is what really makes this salad stand out.
Pomegranate Pear Recipe Ingredients:
• 4 cups (1000 ml) Spring Mix
• 4 pears – peeled, cored & thinly sliced
• 4 tbsp (60 ml) walnuts – finely chopped
• 4 tbsp (60 ml) pomegranate seeds
Pomegranate Pear Recipe Dressing Ingredients:
• 1/4 cup (60 ml) real mayonnaise
• 1/4 cup (60 ml) plain yogurt (low fat can be used)
• 1/4 cup (60 ml) sour cream
• 1 tbsp.(15 ml) lemon juice or cider vinegar
• 1 clove garlic - minced
• 4 oz. (120 ml) blue cheese - crumbled
• black pepper to taste
1. To prepare the dressing, in a medium-size bowl, whisk together the yogurt, sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice/vinegar, and garlic until smooth. Crumble in the blue cheese and mix well. Taste test and adjust seasoning. Set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine the Spring mix, pear slices, walnuts and pomegranate seeds. Toss to combine.
3. Add the dressing and toss again.
4. Serve your Pomegranate Pear Salad Recipe creation.
Pomegranate Pear Recipe Yield: Serves 4
Pomegranate Pear Recipe Notes:
1. If using your own dressing/vinaigrette, I would recommend adding some crumbled blue cheese to the salad as well. The flavour of the blue cheese goes very well with the pears.
2. Other types of nuts can be substituted for the walnuts OR they can be omitted altogether.
Green Side Dishes: such as fresh Garden Salads
Cold Pasta : such as a Classic Macaroni
Fruits: such as a Berry Salad
Dips & Dressings for fruits
Fruit Parfaits are simply fruit & other ingredients served elegantly.
Vegetables: such as Marinated Vegetables
Home Made Dressings
Sandwiches: such as Egg Salad
Seafood Recipes such as the Neptune Salad
Tacos for your family or a large group.
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