Gluten Free Living – 2017
Pear, Pomegranate and Berry Salad is absolutely delightful, especially when it’s served with homemade Lemon Poppyseed Dressing. We received a gift basket over Christmas that had fresh pears, apples, nuts and other goodies. (ahem, chocolate!) I decided to use some of the pears in a delicious salad. Since John had found some pomegranate arils on sale, I decided to pair the pears with pomegranates, raspberries, blackberries, Swiss cheese and roasted, salted pecans. The combination was heavenly.
I love salads especially tossed salads with fruit. I have lots of tossed salad combinations already posted on this blog. So when I made a Broccoli Salad with Pears and Pomegranates last year that turned out divine, I decided to change it up a little bit and use some of those ingredients with spring mix, cheese and nuts. It turned out just as wonderfully. I chose to use roasted, salted pecans rather than glazed pecans or walnuts. Otherwise, the salad would have turned out too sweet to eat. It needs the contrast of Swiss cheese, nuts and a little tartness from the salad dressing to bring it off.
If you’re in the mood for a fantastic salad that’s a great side to any main dish, you ought to give Pear, Pomegranate and Berry Salad a try. It’s not only festive and beautiful, but healthy and good for you! This salad is a clean eating recipe that’s gluten free and low calorie.
Pear, Pomegranate and Berry Salad is fantastic.
Here’s the salad without dressing.
There is so much fresh fruit in this lovely salad. I love all those berries!
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for the salad, plus lemon juice. I couldn’t find shredded Swiss cheese at the time so I julienned the cheese.
Place spring mix in a large salad bowl.
Slice pears and core. Swish lemon pieces in lemon juice. Drain on paper towels.
Add toasted, salted pecans, raspberries, blackberries, pomegranate arils, pear slices and Swiss cheese.
I used these ingredients for the salad dressing.
Place ingredients in a blender.
Blend about 20 seconds until mixture emulsifies.
Place salad on individual salad plates.
Add Lemon Poppyseed Dressing.
Pear, Pomegranate and Berry Salad is beautiful and scrumptious.
Here I’ve drizzled the dressing over top of the salad.
Stir dressing into salad and enjoy!
Here’s the recipe.
PEAR, POMEGRANATE AND BERRY SALAD
(My own concoction)
We loved Pear, Pomegranate and Berry Salad.
If you’re not used to eating tossed salads with fruit, Pear, Pomegranate and Berry Salad may change your mind!
Pears, Pomegranate arils, raspberries and blackberries taste divine in this salad!