Harvest Pear Salad with Spiced Pomegranate Vinaigrette

This salad reminds me of fall. From the fresh pears to the walnuts to the dried cranberries to the tang of the spiced pomegranate vinaigrette…I have eaten it during other seasons, but it’s just never as good as it is in autumn.

This makes a good side dish, but if you prefer to serve it as your main dish, add some grilled chicken. Note that you can combine all the salad ingredients in a large bowl and toss them with the vinaigrette – I just prefer not to, because the pear can get mushy if you do. Assembled separately, the pear stays nice and crisp.

~Katie

What you need:

Harvest Pear Salad with Spiced Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Harvest Pear Salad with Spiced Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • Spiced Pomegranate Vinaigrette:
    • 1/3 c. olive oil
    • 1/3 c. pomegranate juice
    • 1 T. sugar
    • 1 t. cinnamon
    • 1 t. ginger
    • 1/8 t. kosher salt
  • Harvest Pear Salad:
    • 6 oz. mixed greens
    • 2 ripe pears, thinly sliced
    • 1/3 c. dried cranberries
    • 1/3 c. walnuts, preferably toasted
    • 1/3 c. crumbled blue cheese

Equipment

  • cutting board and knife
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • salad dressing cruet

Time: 10 minutes.

Freezeable: No.

Serves: 4-6.

Multiplying the recipe: Yes! You probably won’t need to double the vinaigrette, as it makes a good amount.

Harvest Pear Salad with Spiced Pomegranate Vinaigrette:

In a cruet, mix the dressing ingredients. Shake or stir well.

On plates, arrange greens and top with remaining salad ingredients. Drizzle with vinaigrette.

Harvest Pear Salad with Spiced Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Harvest Pear Salad with Spiced Pomegranate Vinaigrette

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About Cooking for the Fam

Katie and Theresa are sisters-in-law who are passionate about food, passionate about family, and passionate about making and sharing food with their families. The Fam needs to eat. Make it good!
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