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! 2017, 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!

Frying high fat meats

You can cut down on the calories of high-fat meats, by just adding a little water (instead of adding oil) to your frying pan until the meat's fat starts releasing and lubricating the pan, then cook with the frying pan covered. If you want a crispy coating, you uncover the pan or cook with the lid partially ajar.