California Central Coast Recipes

Christmas Pear and Pomegranate Salad

Christmas Pear and Pomegranate Salad is one that's perfect for Christmas and New Years dinners-or anytime when red D'Anjou pears and pomegranates are in season-with its colorful red and green ingredients.This is quite an eye-appealing salad! And oh so easy to put together!

Using our Pomegranate Vinaigrette , you put a sliced Star Crimson Pear (or Red D'Anjou pear) on a bed of Arugula and Radicchio, topped with a few chunks of Blue Stilton cheese, pomegranate vinaigrette and pomegranate seeds. Oh so good! 2018, Christmas Pear and Pomegranate Salad
Preparation time: 30 minutes
Cooking time:
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3/4 cup Pomegranate Vinaigrette
1 large Pomegranate , cleaned and seeded. Save seeds.
5 ounces Arugula leaves ,washed and blotted with paper towel
4 Large leaves of Radicchio , rinsed and blotted dry
4 Red D'Anjou pears , washed and sliced length-wise into fanned-out sections
1/4 pounds Blue Stilton cheese , cut into bite-sized chuncks

Preparation Directions.

1 On each salad plate, arrange a generous handful of cleaned Arugula next to a large leaf of Radicchio (As pictured.)

2 Carefully arrange each sliced pear, separating the slices fan-like. (As pictured.)

3 Spoon a few teaspoonfuls of Pomegranate Vinaigrette over the pear and, arugula and radicchio leaves.

4 Sprinkle each salad with some of the pomegranate seeds.

5 Dot each salad with bite-sized chunks of the Blue Stilton cheese.

6 Serve and enjoy!

Wine and Food Pairing and Serving Suggestions.

This salad goes well with a light Grenache wine.

A tip from Sue!

A good cook should control the salt and spices!

Do not use salted butter, garlic powder, or heavily salted canned foods. Instead, if you need butter, use unsalted butter and then add in the salt separately so that YOU control the amount of salt you need. The same goes for spices. Using commercially salted and seasoned products will homogenize the taste of your recipes. When you eat something, you should be able to taste all the individual.flavors of a dish.