Sunday, January 22, 2023

Winter Salads: Pomegranate, Pear & Feta Salad

This is the perfect winter salad that would be great on a brunch buffet, entertaining, or at a Sunday dinner!

Pomegranate, Pear & Feta Salad

We are big on salads anytime of the year and this one is filled with pears, pomegranate seeds, almonds, and feta all on a bed of green leaf lettuce. This salad is gorgeous and bright.  Another plus is that it can be made ahead of time.  Serve it with a simple white wine vinaigrette for one wonderful winter salad.


What Ingredients do I need?

  • Green leaf lettuce 
  • D 'Anjou Pears
  • Pomegranate Seeds
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Cucumber
  • Feta Cheese
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • White Wine Vinegar
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Honey

Substitutions and Variations

  • Use any type pear you like
  • Use apple instead of pear
  • Try kale, arugula, or spinach for the base
  • Make a pomegranate dressing using pomegranate juice
  • Try crumbled goat cheese or blue cheese.
  • Pistachios would be a great substitute for the almonds

Kitchen Tips and Notes

  • Buy Pomegranate Seeds in the frozen aisle.  Use what you want and keep the rest in the freezer. (plus they are cheaper!)
  • I buy sliced almonds for convenience, they are perfectly thin and delicate and it saves me loads of time.  I also use them on yogurt, ice cream, and as a topping for many side dishes.
  • Try to get firm, yet ripe, pears.  It will hold up better in the salad.
  • Serve it in a beautiful serving bowl for a wow presentation.

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Pomegranate, Pear & Feta Salad

serves 6

1/2 head of green leaf lettuce, chopped
2 D 'Anjou Pears, cored and chopped
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/3 cup sliced almonds
1 cucumber, chopped
2 oz feta cheese, crumbled

White Wine Dressing:
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon honey
1/4 teaspoon salt
pinch of black pepper

In a large bowl combine lettuce, pears, pomegranate, almonds, and cucumber.  Sprinkle with feta cheese.  For dressing combine all ingredients in a jar and shake to combine.  Drizzle over the top of the salad and toss.


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