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Pear and Pomegranate Salad

Pear and Pomegranate Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

This light and refreshing Pear and Pomegranate Salad with Maple Vinaigrette is super festive and a favorite fall salad!
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Author Heather H. of Kitchen Concoctions: www.kitchen-concoctions.com

Ingredients

  • Pear and Pomegranate Salad:
  • 7-8 cups baby spinach or arugula leaves
  • 1 Bartlett or Anjou pear cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 Red pear cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • ¼ cup pepitas
  • 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese feta or blue cheese
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  • For Maple Vinaigrette:
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic or apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon each kosher salt and black pepper

Instructions

  1. For Pear and Pomegranate Salad: In a large bowl toss together spinach leaves, sliced pears and 3-4 tablespoons Maple Vinaigrette. Serve salad topped with pomegranate arils, pepitas and cheese. Serve immediately.
  2. For Maple Vinaigrette: In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, mustard, salt and black pepper, whisking until well combined.

Recipe Notes

Salad is equally delicious served with store bought balsamic, red wine vinaigrette or creamy poppy seed dressing.