Pear and pomegranate leaf salad

    12 min

    I am always eager for pomegranates to come into season so I can make this green salad with them. I make my own pomegranate juice by pressing the seeds against a metal sieve.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 170g leaf lettuce, rinsed and torn
    • 1 perfectly ripe pear
    • 60g pomegranate seeds
    • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
    • 2 tablespoons pomegranate juice
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 1/2 tablespoon honey
    • freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:2min  ›  Ready in:12min 

    1. Divide the lettuce between two bowls. Halve and core the pear, then cut each half in slices. Divide the pear slices and pomegranate seeds among the two bowls and mix gently.
    2. Combine the vegetable oil, pomegranate juice, lemon juice, mustard, honey and ground pepper in a saucepan. Bring to the boil over high heat; reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently, until the dressing thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Pour the warm dressing over the salads and serve.

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    When making fresh pomegranate juice, put the seeds in a clean garlic press and press down hard. It works so quickly!  -  30 Sep 2011  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very tasty!!! The dressing is very balanced, sweet from the pomegrante and pears, sour from the lemon, and a little spice from the pepper. I bought a small bag of spring lettuce, and only had red pears on hand, but followed the directions exactly otherwise. I'm sure the dressing would taste just as good cold, so I'm thinking about increasing the amounts to make a larger batch and store it in the refrigerator.  -  19 Nov 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Loved the dressing. Light and flavorful. I made this for Thanksgiving and added candied pecans. Everyone loved it.  -  11 Dec 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)