Apple Pear Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

This. You need this salad in your life. Pretty much immediately. It started as an apple pecan salad, but quickly as I started making it, it morphed into this amazing Apple Pear Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette, roasted pecans, bleu cheese crumbles, and pomegranate seeds.

I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and supper.



And let’s be honest, after eating a Thanksgiving spread to beat the band, I really need to.

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

Won’t it be gorgeous for Christmas? All that beautiful green and red to brighten up the buffet?


And if you want to make it an entree salad rather than a starter or side, you can add slices of chicken or turkey.

Regardless though, I’m in love with it.


Here’s the recipe for my Apple Pear Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette.

Yield: 8 -10

Apple Pear Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Total Time 15 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
This Apple Pear Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette makes a delicious salad anytime of year, but especially throughout the holidays.
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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


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


Pomegranate Vinaigrette

  1. 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.


  1. In a medium bowl, pour about 1/2 cup of Pomegranate Vinaigrette. Core and slice apples and pears, adding to the bowl and tossing in the vinaigrette.
  2. 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.
  3. Serve with dressing.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch


Robyn xoxo


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6 comments on “Apple Pear Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette”

  1. This is so pretty for Christmas!

  2. Beautiful salad!!!!!! Pinned on Christmas board. Thanks for sharing……

  3. 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!

  4. I’m wondering why no mention of the salad greens in the ingredients? I guess it’s supposed to be obvious? What kind did you use?

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