Meet the Sullivans: RECIPE: Pear, Pecan and Pomegranate Winter Salad

February 21, 2017

RECIPE: Pear, Pecan and Pomegranate Winter Salad

Wet and stormy weather is still here in full swing, and boy am I over it. I can't remember the last time we had this much rain here in California. We've been in a drought for a long time, so it's really good for all, but we're still looking forward to warm, sunnier days ahead.

When the weather is warm we have salads almost nightly for dinner, but when it's cold out I find it hard to serve them, except for the one I'm sharing today!

I made this Pear & Pecan salad for a potluck last December and it was fantastic! It is great as a main dish topped with grilled chicken or along side a pasta dish.

 Pear, Pecan and Pomegranate Winter Salad

2 cups butter lettuce (spring mix and spinach work well too)
1 pear thinly, sliced
1 cup candied pecans
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese

Place your lettuce of choice in a serving bowl. I love to use a glass one we received as a wedding gift because the salad layers really nicely. Top with cheese, then pears, pom seeds, pecans and cranberries.

Toss with a homemade dressing just before serving -- I used a Lemon Poppyseed Vinaigrette. I really believe homemade dressings can totally take your salad to the next level! Enjoy!

What's your favorite winter, spring, summer or fall salad to serve?

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This looks so delicious and nutritious!