Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Pomegranate Pear & Apple Salad

I've fallen in love with many salads over the years, but this one is my favorite this time of year. The colors are perfect for the holidays and it's a nice mix of fruit and veggies. And it has pomegranates which is a huge score in my salad-book. :) I love those crunchy little fruit bites. I took this salad to a Christmas party last week that was potluck style and received many compliments on the dish. It's a flavorful salad that is tangy, tart, crunchy, sweet and sour. It's also very versatile. You could maybe even add mango, pineapple, or nuts to this salad and it would be wonderful! I used spinach, but you could also use baby greens or arugula and it would taste incredible. If you'd rather buy your dressing, it would be great pair with just about any vinaigrette. I'm all about working with what I have so I encourage you to do the same.


Pomegranate Pear & Apple Salad
12 SERVINGS 
PREP: 15 minutes           COOK: 0 minutes            READY IN: 15 minutes


  SIMPLE         HEALTHY      YUM
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INGREDIENTS


SALAD:
  • 6 cups chopped spinach
  • 2 gala apples, cored and diced (use a tart, crisp apple if you don't have gala on hand)
  • 2 asian pears, cored and diced
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese
DRESSING:
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey

DIRECTIONS


  1.  In a large bowl, combine spinach, apples, and pears.
  2. Top with pomegranate seeds and feta cheese.
  3. Wisk all the ingredients for the dressing together and pour on top, if you wish. (I serve my dressing on the side).

NUTRITION FACTS


(salad without dressing)

    3/4 cup serving    52 calories   1.5g fat   8.8g carbs    1.5g protein    6.1g sugar   
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Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from epicurious.

2 comments:

Leah P said...

Thank you for this recipe! I brought it to a potluck dinner tonight and it was so YUMMY! I cannot wait to try more recipes on the blog!

Cambria said...

Yay! So glad it turned out well for you, Leah. Can't wait to see you around the blog more!

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