Apple Pear Salad Recipe – This Apple Pear Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette makes a delicious salad anytime of year, but especially throughout the holidays.

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This Apple Pear Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette is one of my very favorites to enjoy every fall! It’s also perfect to serve as a side for Thanksgiving or for entertaining too. The flavors, textures and beautiful colors make it extra special – so it’s easy to see why it’s such a favorite!

As I started developing this recipe, it didn’t take long for it to morph into this amazing salad that I’m proud to serve when I have guests or for holiday dinners. The juicy apples and pears are highlighted with my crunchy roasted pecans, creamy blue cheese crumbles, and pomegranate seeds all set atop crisp salad greens.

It’s a perfect starter for Thanksgiving dinner, where it adds so much color and amazing flavor to the meal. I find it pairs equally as well with a Skillet Rib eye Steak for family supper on the weekends too. I love it so much I find myself serving it often during the fall and winter season. Once you try it, you’ll understand why it’s such a special favorite!

Apple Pear Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette Recipe

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This salad is perfect anytime of year, but really, really shines during the holidays.

It’s so gorgeous for Thanksgiving and Christmas! All that beautiful color to brighten up the buffet makes this salad really stand out! And the flavors of this extra special salad go well with Thanksgiving turkey or the Prime Rib I love to serve at Christmas.

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It’s especially delicious the day after Thanksgiving with leftover Roast Turkey or Turkey Breast sliced on top or on the side. I even like to eat it for lunch on it’s own anytime, but especially after big holiday meals the day before!

But please don’t just save this for holidays or for entertaining guests – it’s a perfect entree salad with some baked chicken sliced on top, or side salad served with salmon.

Regardless of when it’s served, I’m in love with it.

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Here’s the recipe for my Apple Pear Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette. I hope you love it as much as I do!

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Apple Pear Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Apple Pear Salad Recipe – This Apple Pear Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette makes a delicious salad anytime of year, but especially throughout the holidays.
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Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 12
Course Salad
Calories: 156kcal
Cuisine American
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

Pomegranate Vinaigrette

  • 1/4 cup Pomegranate juice
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

Salad

  • 3 apples
  • 3 pears
  • 4 cups mixed salad greens
  • 1 cup roasted pecans or walnuts
  • bleu cheese crumbles I use Maytag
  • Pomegranate seeds

Instructions

Pomegranate Vinaigrette

  • In a large measuring cup, combine Pomegranate juice, honey, vinegar, and mustard. Whisk together until well-combined. Continue to whisk as you add in olive oil to emulsify. Pour dressing into serving container and set aside.

Apple Pear Salad

  • In a medium bowl, pour about 1/2 cup of Pomegranate Vinaigrette. Core and thinly slice apples and pears, adding to the bowl and tossing in the vinaigrette.
  • In another large serving bowl, combine salad greens, roasted pecans, bleu cheese crumbles and pomegranate seeds. Using a slotted spoon, remove fruit from dressing and add into the salad bowl.
  • Serve with dressing Pomegranate Vinaigrette Dressing.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 156kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 7.1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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9 Comments Leave a comment or review

  1. This is EXACTLY the sort of thing I want to be eating after endless plates of turkey, mashed potatoes, etc. What a pretty salad, Robyn. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. This salad was one course of a formal 5 course dinner party – a huge hit! We will be using this many times in the future!

  3. Is there anything I can substitute for the pomegranate juice? I’ve never seen that juice in our grocery store, thank you.

    1. The pomegranate juice I get at my store is the POM brand and it’s in the refrigerated juice section, Emilia. You could try apple or pear juice.

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