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Mixed Greens with Pomegranates, Pistachios and Pears

Mixed Greens with Pomegranates, Pistachios and Pears

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American




1 large shallot, halved and thinly sliced

1 T pomegranate molasses

2 T sherry or red wine vinegar

1 t lime juice

1 t honey

1/2 t kosher salt

1/4 t fresh ground black pepper

1/3 c olive oil


8 c mixed green herb salad

Mint leaves (8-10 thinly sliced)

2 ripe pears, thinly sliced (You can cut these into cubes, but I like them sliced in the shape of the pear

1/3 c pomegranate arils

3 oz cranberry goat cheese or feta

1/4 c chopped pistachios

Zest of 1/2 a lime


Make the pomegranate dressing:

Combine shallot, pomegranate molasses, vinegar, lime juice, honey, salt and pepper and whisk until the salt is dissolved.

Whisk in the olive oil and let the vinaigrette stand at room temperature while you prepare the salad.

Combine mixed greens, and half of the pomegranate seeds, and half of the goat’s cheese and half of the lime zest in a large bowl. Whisk the dressing and add enough to dress the salad. Go slow! No one likes a soggy salad. Toss well. Add more as needed.

Add the sliced pears, the rest of the goat’s cheese and lime zest. Sprinkle the rest of the pomegranate arils and pistachios over the top. Serve right away!

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