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Pomegranate, Pear and Avocado Salad

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 -6 servings 1x

Description

This pomegranate, pear and avocado salad is full of delicious fresh flavors. And it’s perfect for the holidays!


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Ingredients

Salad Ingredients:

  • 1 head Romaine lettuce, washed and roughly-chopped into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 ripe pear, cored and diced
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • 2/3 cup shelled pistachios
  • 2/3 cup crumbled goat cheese (or blue cheese, or feta cheese)
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion (about half of a small red onion)
  • seeds from 1 pomegranate (here is a tutorial for how to open and de-seed a pomegranate)
  • citrus vinaigrette (see below)

Citrus Vinaigrette Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup orange juice (freshly-squeezed, if possible)
  • 1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
  • 1 tablespoon honey, if needed to sweeten
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Instructions

To Make The Salad:

  1. Add all ingredients together in a large bowl and drizzle on the dressing.  Toss until combined.  Serve immediately.
  2. (*Tip: To prevent the diced avocado from browning while sitting out, toss it beforehand in a few tablespoons of lime or lemon juice.)

To Make The Vinaigrette:

  1. Whisk all ingredients together for 30 seconds until combined.