Pear Pomegranate Salad

Pear Pomegranate Salad-this fresh green salad with pears, pomegranate, pistachios, red onion, and blue cheese is the perfect salad for your holiday meal. 

Pear Pomegranate Salad-this fresh green salad with pears, pomegranate, pistachios, red onion, and blue cheese is the perfect salad for your holiday meal. #salad #pear #pomegranate #glutenfree #holidays #Christmas

What are you making for Christmas dinner this year? I am still trying to decide. Help!

I am leaning towards lasagna roll ups or baked gnocchi with green beans and this Pear Pomegranate Salad. I am all about keeping it simple this year. Of course, we will start our meal with an epic cheese board and there will be dessert.

Pear Pomegranate Salad is the perfect salad for your holiday meal! #salad #glutenfree #Christmas #holidays

I love this salad because it is super simple and goes with any meal. You can serve this salad along side anything. If you are having ham, prime rib, lasagna, turkey, or tamales, you can make this salad for Christmas. It compliments any meal!

This salad has:

  • mixed greens
  • pear slices
  • pomegranate seeds
  • pistachios
  • red onion
  • blue cheese

All of the flavors come together to create a beautiful and delicious salad. The dressing whisks together in no time and is the perfect finishing touch to this festive salad. The salad is easy to make and pretty to serve. Your friends and family will love it!

If you aren’t a blue cheese fan, you can use crumbled goat cheese or feta cheese. Both are great in this salad too! And if you don’t like pistachios, use almonds or candied pecans.

Make this Pear Pomegranate Salad for Christmas dinner. It is the perfect side dish to any meal.

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Pear Pomegranate Salad

This fresh green salad with pears, pomegranate, pistachios, red onion, and blue cheese is the perfect salad for your holiday meal.
4.75 from 4 votes

Ingredients
  

For the dressing:

  • cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

For the salad:

  • 6 cups mixed salad greens
  • 2 ripe pears cored and sliced
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ½ cup  shelled pistachios
  • ¼ red onion thinly sliced
  • cup crumbled blue cheese goat cheese or feta work well too

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, maple syrup or honey, mustard, and garlic. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste.
  • In a large bowl, add greens, sliced pears, pomegranate seeds, pistachios, red onion, and crumbled blue cheese.
  • Drizzle salad with dressing and toss until salad is well coated. Serve.

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. My Mom’s making chateaubriand and I’m in charge of all the sides. And now I think I know what salad I’m going to bring! Looks so festive and has all my favorite ingredients!

  2. gorgeous set of ingredients here! I’ve made pear and gorgonzola, or bits of these other ingredients separately, but never together like in this recipe, thank you for the recipe, I need some healthy stuff at this time of year to at least match all of the less than healthy holiday treats!

  3. Yum! This is such a nutrient-dense an very appetizing salad recipe, Maria and Josh. I love pomegranate in my salads and this is definitely a dish I will start the day with!

  4. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner the other day and opted for red pear and feta cheese. The dressing is delicious and all of the flavors come together nicely. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. 4 stars
    I prepared this salad a couple of weeks ago. My family loved it. We prepared it exactly as the recipe here and the different flavors and textures make it really tasty and interesting. Just got a couple of pomegranates and we’ll make again next week.