Pear and Pomegranate Salad with Orange Poppy Seed Dressing

 

When it comes to seasonal salads, this is one of my faves. Since Pomegranates are only available from Oct to January, I like to incorporate this festive fruit in my appetizers, desserts and salads. Whether you are headed to a party, want to add a beautiful side to your Christmas table or choose to do a soup and salad night while you watch your favorite Christmas movie, you should definitely give this one a try. 

Pear and Pomegranate Salad (serves 2) 

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups packed baby spinach
  • 1 pear sliced or chopped per preference
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup pecan halves

Orange Poppyseed Vinaigrette

  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon poppyseed
  • 1 tablespoon honey

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. For the salad, add the spinach to a large bowl and layer the remaining ingredients on top.

Orange Poppyseed Vinaigrette

  1. Add all ingredients to a medium size jar. Tighten the lid and shake until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Drizzle over salad. Toss to combine. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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