Pomegranate & Pear Green Salad with Ginger Dressing

I can’t take my eyes off this serving of mixed greens! The idea came to me as I was ad libbing a major green serving of mixed greens for Friendsgiving this year. Mixed greens are frequently disregarded at special times of year, so I set off to make a happy red-and-green masterpiece.

I realized I needed to consolidate ruby-red pomegranate arils and new pear, since they’re both so tasty this season. I added Honeycrisp apple, goat cheddar and walnuts just in case.

To make the dressing taste bubbly and slice through the pleasantness of the organic product, I added new ginger to my essential apple juice vinaigrette. Truly, this salad tastes as great as it looks.

This salad could look extravagant, however it’s easy to assemble. You’ll need to give additional consideration to how you set up the fixings, so I’ve composed up certain tips underneath. On the off chance that you’re wanting a greens to help you through special times of year, or previously dealing with your vacation menu, this salad is for you!

Salad Readiness Tips

Apple and pear: Cut straight down around 1/2″ from the center. Rehash on the excess three sides, and dispose of the center. With the level sides lying level against the cutting board, cut them into exceptionally slight cuts, holding the pieces together overall quite well. Then, fan out the cuts into segments and spot them around the serving of mixed greens as displayed.

Pomegranate: There are a lot of various ways of eliminating the arils from a pomegranate, yet I normally do it like this.

Goat cheddar: You can undoubtedly disintegrate cold goat cheddar with a fork into a bowl. You’ll require half of a standard log of goat cheddar for this recipe.

Walnuts: Newly toasted nuts proposition lots of flavor, so that is the reason I suggest purchasing crude nuts and toasting them on a case by case basis. A basic step has a major effect, and your nuts will remain fresher longer along these lines.

Dressing: Essentially whisk it all together! You can make the dressing a little while ahead of time, in the event that you’d like.

To serve: This salad truly says something when it’s spread across a major serving platter like mine (member connect). I normally suggest preparing your plate of mixed greens prior to serving, however this one is prettier in the event that you just sprinkle dressing softly on top of it and allowed visitors to take their segments from that point.

Also read: Roasted Cauliflower and Farro Salad with Feta and Avocado



½ cup crude walnuts (parts or pieces)
5 ounces child arugula
2 ounces (about ½ cup) goat cheddar or feta, disintegrated
1 enormous ready Bartlett pear, meagerly cut
1 Honeycrisp or Occasion apple, meagerly cut

Arils from 1 pomegranate

Ginger dressing

¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon apple juice vinegar, to taste
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
1 teaspoon finely ground new ginger
¼ teaspoon fine ocean salt
Around 10 touches of newly ground dark pepper


To toast the walnuts, place them in a skillet over medium intensity. Toast, blending frequently, until they’re fragrant and beginning to become brilliant on the edges, around 4 to 5 minutes. Eliminate the walnuts from the intensity and generally slash them (don’t bother hacking assuming that you began with walnut pieces). Put away.
Orchestrate the arugula across an enormous serving platter (or bowl, however the serving of mixed greens looks prettiest on a platter). Sprinkle the slashed walnuts and disintegrated goat cheddar over the arugula. Fan out your cuts of pear and apple and orchestrate them across the plate of mixed greens in segments (see photographs). Sprinkle done with new pomegranate arils.
To set up the dressing, consolidate the fixings in general and race until mixed. Taste, and in the event that it isn’t exactly adequately zippy, add one more teaspoon of vinegar.
Stand by to dress the serving of mixed greens until you’re prepared to serve (the dressing will wither the greens over the long haul). At the point when you’re prepared, shower the ginger dressing delicately all around the serving of mixed greens (you probably won’t require every last bit of it). Serve quickly.


Dressing adjusted from the fluid gold plate of mixed greens dressing in my cookbook, Love Genuine Food.

MAKE IT DAIRY FREE/Vegetarian: Essentially preclude the goat cheddar. Veggie lovers, make certain to utilize maple syrup rather than honey.

MAKE IT NUT FREE: Substitute pepitas (green pumpkin seeds) for the walnuts.

Plan Ahead of time: You could set up the plate of mixed greens dressing, and orchestrate the arugula, walnuts, goat cheddar and pomegranate as long as 1 day ahead of time. Cover and chill in the fridge. Cut and organize the apple and pear not long prior to serving, since they become brown after some time.

Capacity Ideas: This salad is best served speedily. On the off chance that you realize you’ll have extras, dress individual servings depending on the situation and store the plate of mixed greens and dressing independently. Extra dressing will save well in the cooler for multi week.