Pomegranate and Pear Salad with Ginger Dressing

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Serves
6
Prep
25 minutes
Cook
5 minutes
Pomegranate and Pear Salad with Ginger Dressing

This gorgeous green salad recipe is bursting with fresh pomegranate, Bartlett pear and Honeycrisp apple! This salad will brighten up your holiday table, and liven up a regular weeknight dinner. 


Ingredients


Salad


  • ½ cup raw pecans (halves or pieces)

  • 5 ounces baby arugula

  • 2 ounces (about ½ cup) goat cheese or feta, crumbled

  • 1 large ripe pear, thinly sliced

  • 1 Honeycrisp or Gala apple, thinly sliced

  • Arils from 1 pomegranate


Ginger dressing



  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, to taste

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey

  • 1 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger

  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt

  • About 10 twists of freshly ground black pepper


Directions



  1. To toast the pecans, place them in a skillet over medium heat. Toast, stirring often, until they’re fragrant and starting to turn golden on the edges, about 4 to 5 minutes. Remove the pecans from the heat and roughly chop them (no need to chop if you started with pecan pieces). Set aside.

  2. Arrange the arugula across a large serving platter (or bowl, but the salad looks prettiest on a platter). Sprinkle the chopped pecans and crumbled goat cheese over the arugula. Fan out your slices of pear and apple and arrange them across the salad in sections (see photos). Sprinkle all over with fresh pomegranate arils.

  3. To prepare the dressing, combine all of the ingredients and whisk until blended. Taste, and if it isn’t quite zippy enough, add another teaspoon of vinegar.

  4. Wait to dress the salad until you’re ready to serve (the dressing will wilt the greens over time). When you’re ready, drizzle the ginger dressing lightly all over the salad (you might not need all of it). Serve promptly.



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Kitchenslave
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February 12, 2022
I'm rating this dressing primarily because it is very different and very very good. I'm not fond of bottled dressing...the exception being Marie's Blue Cheese... and this Ginger dressing is delightful...easy to prepare if you have an easy to use grater for the ginger. The dressing goes much farther than I expected. I made a huge tossed salad and I feared the amount of dressing if you follow the directions working basically with only Tsp & Tbls would be too little...it wasn't it was plenty to provide ample coverage of all ingredients in a salad for four. I recommend that you give it a go for a nice change of taste.