The first thing that came to mind when looking at the contents for this week was one of my all-time favorite salad combinations! A Spinach Pear Pomegranate Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing. This can be put together in no time at all and is beyond satisfying. It tastes like fall in a salad bowl. I hope you give this one a try! And please remember to make it your own. If you don’t like blue cheese, substitute your favorite cheese in its place. If you don’t have any pomegranate seeds handy – dried cherries or cranberries work perfectly. If you don’t fancy nuts, simply omit them – or add one which you like. I love to see how you adapt these recipes – so please do share. I always love hearing form y’all!
Spinach Pear and Pomegranate Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing
1 bundle spinach – stems removed
2 ripe pears – cored and sliced
1 small red onion – finely sliced
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
1/4 cup candied pecans
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons honey
2 garlic cloves – minced
Salt and pepper to taste
In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, olive oil, honey, mustard, garlic, and salt and pepper to make the dressing. Set aside.
Grab a pretty salad bowl – toss the trimmed spinach with a generous pour of the dressing. Top with crumbled blue cheese and candied pecans. Next, nicely arrange pears and onion slices in a pretty fashion. Sprinkle the pomegranate seeds on the top. Finish with a generous drizzle of the dressing. ENJOY!
I wish each of you a wonderful week ahead. Please take time to go outside and enjoy the beauty that is going on!! I truly feel that the leaves have never been as beautiful as they are right now. Enjoy the fall sights before they blow away!