The following Guest Post was written by
Lisa at Yuppie Farm Girl:
Pear, Pomegranate, Walnut Salad
- ½ cup walnut halves or pieces
- 8 oz mixed greens or spinach
- 2 pears
- ½ cup pomegranate seeds
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbsp pomegranate juice
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- ½ Tbsp honey
- Ground Pepper to taste
Toast the walnuts in a preheated 350 oven. To toast the walnuts: spread the walnuts out on a rimmed baking sheet and toast them in the oven until lightly browned and fragrant, this happens fast (10mins or so and it is best to keep an eye on things so you don’t burn them – don’t ask me how I know – he-he). I like to shake the pan a couple times to get an even hue. Once complete, pour the walnuts on a plate to cool and set aside.
Wash and dry your mixed greens and place into serving bowl.
Halve and core the pears, cut into slices, and place in mixed greens
Harvest your pomegranate seeds using my method on How to Seed a Pomegranate in Less than a Minute , place in mixed greens.
Add the toasted walnuts to the mixed greens.
Whisk the olive oil, pomegranate juice, apple cider vinegar, mustard, and honey in a saucepan.
Bring the saucepan to boil over high heat.
Reduce to a simmer and stir until thick and syrupy (2-3 minutes)
Drizzle the warm dressing over your salad and serve immediately.
You can also chill this dressing and serve at a later time.
Lisa Howard is the Yuppie Farm Girl. Her farm roots have brought her to own her very own farm in Arizona. She has helped her husband heal from eczema and food allergies with an implementation of the Paleo diet. She blogs about life on the farm, healing with the Paleo diet, and adventures with her adorable family! You can follow Lisa on her blog, Yuppie Farm Girl or her facebook page.
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