Dress up your holiday table with this festive and delicious salad! Fresh greens topped with poached pears, candied pecans, dried cranberries and pomegranates in a balsamic vinaigrette make a crowd pleaser combo!.
Perfectly Poached Pear Salad with Pomegranates
Savory, Tangy, a touch Sweet and unbelievably Delicious!
Every holiday meal deserves a fabulous green salad and this one adds great flavor and flair to the table!
This Perfectly Poached Pear Salad makes an appearance at our Christmas Eve celebration every year.
It’s festive and super pretty on a table, and the perfect balance to our Feast of the Seven Fishes!
all tossed in an tangy balsamic vinaigrette.
It’s savory, tangy, a touch sweet and so delicious!
This salad works equally well served with other dishes or it can hold it’s own as a salad course.
It is not often we enjoy a salad as it’s own course, but on Christmas Even we enjoy the Feast of the Seven Fishes and salad is it’s own course, so this salad stands alone and is a real treat at the end of a great meal.
It’s simple but has a lot of flavors… savory, a little crunch with the pecans, a touch of sweet and tangy with the balsamic vinaigrette.
All you need is:
candied pecans (easy recipe below adapted from Minimalist Baker)
poached pears (easy recipe below)
and a simple balsamic vinaigrette.
Pro tip: We like to prep all the ingredients ahead of time but assemble just before serving.
Pro tip 2: We also like to serve it on a flat platter so you can see all the ingredients and it’s super pretty and inviting!
Hope you love it as much as we do!
Scroll down to see the recipe and leave a comment it you try.
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