Pear and Pomegranate Salad

French Recipe! This easy Gluten-Free and Vegan salad for a the holidays is my favorite. Pear and Pomegranate Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette is a simple seasonal salad for fall.

Pear and Pomegranate Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

As pears fill the grocery store and soon you will hear the famous song “a Partridge and a Pear Tree on the Twelve Day of Christmas.” Beside singing that Christmas song out of tune every year, I look forward to enjoying the sweetness of this seasonal fruit.

Pear and Pomegranate Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

Yes, pears are in season this time of year and where cultivated by the Romans. This is probably why pears are a staple food in Europe which are commonly served with cheese and bread.

Pear and Pomegranate Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette

While I was in France, we ate pears in cakes, along with cheese platters and of course liquor for a perfect dessert drink.

Pear and Pomegranate Salad with Champagne VinaigrettePear and Pomegranate Salad with Champagne VinaigrettePear and Pomegranate Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette
As I looked up where do pears grow, I was surprised to see that 98 percent of domestic pears come from California, Oregon, and Washington. Which makes them cheaper to buy in the grocery stores for lack of import. They are in season from July all the way through January.

I prefer my pears plain or in a salad with a wonderful vinaigrette to top it off. To my surprise this October, I received a wonderful gift from a friend. It was a box of Royal Riviera Pears from Harry & David. So as soon as I received it I decided to make this wonderful salad that we had for dinner the same night. Thank you to my wonderful friend, who was right, they are the sweetest and juiciest pears from Harry & David.

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Pear and pomegranate salad
Pear and Pomegranate Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Pear and Pomegranate Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette is a simple seasonal salad for fall.

Course: Gluten Free, Low-Carb, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fall salad, healthy meal
Servings: 3 servings
Calories: 526 kcal
Ingredients
Salad
  • 2 Pears peel and sliced
  • 3 cups of Romaine lettuce
  • 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup of Pomegranate seeds
Champagne Vinaigrette
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 cup champagne vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
Salad
  1. Peel and slice your pears.
  2. Wash your lettuce and dry in a salad spinner.
  3. Chop your walnuts.
  4. Arrange lettuce in bowl first then top with pears, walnuts and pomegranate seeds.
Champagne Vinaigrette
  1. Whisk together the garlic, mustard, vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until the dressing is emulsified.
  3. You can combine all the ingredients in a blender or a food processor and mix until smooth.
  4. Pour desired amount on top of your salad. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Pear and Pomegranate Salad with Champagne Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 526 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 509mg22%
Potassium 342mg10%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 26g29%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 4125IU83%
Vitamin C 12.5mg15%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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