Salads | February 26, 2019

Pear Pomegranate Salad

Crisp spring mix, topped with juicy pear, tart pomegranate, and creamy blue cheese pairs beautifully with a raspberry citrus vinaigrette for a winter salad that will excite your senses.  Make this Pear Pomegranate Salad in only 10-15 minutes for the perfect addition to any winter meal.

Pear pomegranate salad in a white bowl.

The Perfect Winter Salad

Winter isn’t usually a popular time for salads, but there are wonderful ingredients to make up a fresh and healthy lunch that will satisfy and help to combat the mass of treats during the winter months.  I selected pear, pomegranate, and blue cheese.  I topped it with a citrus raspberry vinaigrette and it is heaven.

Pear pomegranate salad in a white bowl.

What Do I Need To Make This Pear Pomegranate Salad?

For the salad you’ll need:

  • spring mix
  • 2 Bartlett pears
  • blue cheese
  • pomegranate seeds

We’ll go over the dressing ingredients next.

Pear pomegranate salad ingredients.

Homemade Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

Making your own dressing is so incredibly easy.  And it tastes so much better than a store bought dressing.  All you need are a few ingredients and a blender.  For this dressing we’ll be using:

  • raspberries
  • avocado oil
  • rice vinegar
  • lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Pear pomegranate salad dressing ingredients.

Throw all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.  That’s literally it!  This dressing will keep in the fridge for about a week.

Pear pomegranate salad dressing process.

After you’ve blended you are left with a creamy, sweet, and tangy dressing that is the PERFECT compliment to this fresh winter salad.

Finished raspberry vinaigrette.

Salad Assembly

The assembly of this salad is pretty self explanatory – simply use the spring mix as your base.  Add sliced pears – the thinner the better for me.  Top with crumbled blue cheese and pomegranate seeds.

Pro Tip: purchase pomegranate seeds already removed from the fruit.  These are usually found in the produce section in clear plastic containers.

Pear pomegranate salad in a white bowl.

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Pear pomegranate salad in a white bowl.
Pear Pomegranate Salad // Count Me Healthy Giveaway
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

The perfect pairing of fruits to get you out of a salad rut!

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: citrus raspberry vinaigrette, pear pomegranate salad
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 1610 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
For Salad
  • 2 cups mixed greens
  • 1/2 pear sliced
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/8 cup crumbled blue cheese
For Dressing
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • juice from one lemon
  • 1/8 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh raspberries
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • *dressing recipe makes enough for several salads. Keep in an airtight container for up to a week.
Instructions
  1. Combine all salad ingredients on a dinner place.
  2. Place all dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Transfer to an airtight container and store leftovers in the fridge for up to a week.
Nutrition Facts
Pear Pomegranate Salad // Count Me Healthy Giveaway
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 1610 Calories from Fat 1503
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 167g 257%
Saturated Fat 25g 125%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 264mg 11%
Potassium 426mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 15g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 20.8%
Vitamin C 41.7%
Calcium 9.9%
Iron 9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    1. I would count how much water I’ve consumed. I’ve been trying to drink more water and this would certainly be a very helpful reminder!

  1. This salad looks so good — I love anything pomegranite.

    I’d use this bracelet to count waterbottles…I always have such a hard time remembering to drink.