Jill aka Jo (sireesanwar) wrote,
Jill aka Jo

14th Day of Christmas: Spinach, Pear & Pomegranate Salad

14th Day of Christmas
Every year we have the same dilemma. Vegetables or salad? And usually we end up with just vegetables because everyone had a different idea of what should be in their salad. This year for the big family dinner I'm going to make this salad which is delicious and a favorite among the extended family.

1/3 cup walnut pieces
8 oz. baby spinach
2 ripe pears, cored and sliced
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese

Make It

  1. Preheat an oven to 350°F. Spread the walnuts out on a baking sheet and toast in the oven until lightly browned and fragrant, about 10 minutes.

  2. Immediately pour onto a plate to cool. Set aside.

  3. Add the spinach, pears, pomegranate seeds and walnuts to the bowl and toss gently to mix.

  4. Sprinkle with feta.

  5. Serve immediately.

Serves approximately 4.

I have done roasted almonds because I had them but I happened to have walnuts this time around. Some like blue cheese but I'm not a blue cheese fan and switched it to feta.

Also if you are inclined to make a dressing you'll need:
3 Tbs. cider vinegar
2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1 Tbs. honey
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. freshly ground pepper

Just whisk the ingredients together to get a dressing. I personally enjoy a good raspberry vinegarette which I just pick up at the store.

Days Til Christmas: 11
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