Pear and Pomegranate Salad

In California here in the U. S., the season for pomegranates is from October through January.  Now is the perfect time to review its great health benefits and make an effort to add the fresh seeds to our dishes.  The pomegranate seeds and the juice from them are the only edible parts of the plant and are a super food.  The juice was shown in a research study to have the highest level of antioxidants of all the fruit juices. It helps keep your arteries clear and lowers blood pressure.





Now let’s talk about a popular autumn dish with pomegranate seeds: pear and pomegranate salad. This salad is easy to make, is tasty, and will quickly become a fall and winter favorite. Topped with pomegranate vinaigrette, it’s great all by itself or with grilled chicken for a one dish meal. Adding a little blue cheese is also optional.



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Pear and Pomegranate Salad

Use organic when available, serves 4


Pear and Pomegranate Salad

A tasty fall salad that is perfect for the holidays.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword pear and pomegranate salad, pear salad, pomegrante salad
Servings 4


  • 6 cups lettuce, rinsed, dried, and torn
  • 2 Bartlett or Anjou pears
  • 2/3 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp pomegranate juice
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 tbsp local natural honey
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • optional grilled chicken slices
  • optional 1/4 cup Blue Cheese crumbles


  •  Place lettuce in large salad bowl
  • Halve and core pears 
  • Slice pears and add to salad bowl
  • Add pomegranate seeds
  • Toss salad gently to mix ingredients
  • You may serve as one large salad or in 4 individual salad bowls
  • Mix pomegranate juice, lemon juice, olive oil, mustard, honey, salt and pepper in sauce pan
  • Bring to a boil over high heat
  • Reduce heat and simmer for about 2 minutes
  • Stir frequently as it simmers
  • Dressing will thicken slightly
  • Pour dressing over salad and serve immediately
  • Optional, put dressing in a bottle for adding to salad at table












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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

18 thoughts to “Pear and Pomegranate Salad”

    1. If you shop at Aldi, they sometimes have a power fruit drink which is a mix of great juices including pomegranate.

  1. I like pomegranate juice very much but I don’t like the seedy texture of the fruit. I will have to try making the pomegranate vinaigrette–that sounds very good served with sweet pears, Carol.

  2. This looks so good. All though I hate peeling pomegranates. I think I have tried all of the tricks. Nothing makes it easier.

    1. I have to agree with you that it is a pain, but I feel it’s worth it. If you can’t stomach peeling another one, make the pomegranate vinaigrette to use on a pear salad.

  3. Oh my, this salad looks divine. I love pears and pomegranate so I don’t think that I could go wrong with this salad. Thank you for sharing.

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