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Saturday, 26 December 2015 09:09

Pear Pomegranate Salad with Fruity Balsamic Dressing Featured

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Pear Pomegranate Salad Pear Pomegranate Salad LPHJ Kitchen
The holidays are always filled with candy, cookies and lots of treats. After the big day, I'm always needing a fresh, light meal to balance out nutrition. This salad is perfect for that. It's still festive for the holidays but so much better for you than candy canes!

  • Ingredients:
    4 cups of fresh kale
    4 cups of romaine lettuce, chopped
    2 cups of spinach
    1 cup of raw brussell sprouts, chopped
    1 cup red cabbage, chopped
    1 pear, thinly sliced
    1 cup pomegranate arils
    ½ cup toasted/candied pecans

    Pomegranate Balsamic Vinaigrette

    ½ pear, peeled and sliced
    ½ cup pomegranate arils
    ½ cup balsamic vinegar
    ¼ cup white wine vinegar
    ¼ cup olive oil
    1 tsp black pepper
    1 tsp sea salt
    ½ tsp thyme 

  • Instructions:
    In large serving bowls, combine salad ingredients and mix well. In a blender, combine vinaigrette ingredients and blend until smooth. Refrigerate at least an hour or until ready to serve. Drizzle vinaigrette over salad and serve.
  • Serves: 6
  • Cuisine: American (general)
  • Cooking method: -Select (optional)-
  • Special ingredients: no beans / legumes / pulses, no meat / poultry, no alcohol, no grains
  • Just right for...: Elegant evenings, Crowds/parties, Quick & easy, Light fare, Picnics, Fall favorites, Winter favorites
  • Top 8 allergens?: gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, soy-free, fish-free, shellfish-free, peanut-free
  • Active/prep time: 0-15 minutes
  • Total time (inc active/prep): 15 minutes or less
  • Specialty Diets: Paleo
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