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Pomegranate Salad with Pear and Blue Cheese

  • Author: Chew Out Loud
  • Yield: about 6 1x


This pomegranate salad is bursting with sweet pomegranates, ripe pears, and savory blue cheese, topped off with crunchy candied walnuts. The vinaigrette is easy and refreshingly tasty.


  • For the salad:
  • 8 cups romaine lettuce, dried and shredded
  • 1 ripe red pear, thinly sliced and tossed in a sprinkle of lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh pomegranate seeds
  • 2 oz blue cheese (roquefort or gorgonzola work equally well)
  • 1/2 cup candied walnuts (*link to recipe below)
  • Freshly cracked black pepper
  • For the Vinaigrette:
  • 1/4 cup apple vinegar
  • 2 TB honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard with seeds
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 TB freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 2 TB extra virgin olive oil


  1. In a small bowl or a glass jar with tight fitting lid, add all ingredients for Vinaigrette. Whisk or shake well to thoroughly combine. Keep chilled until just before serving.
  2. When ready to serve: Combine romaine with about half of the Vinaigrette. Toss well to coat. Add pears, pomegranate seeds, crumbled blue cheese on top of the salad. Drizzle desired amount of remaining Vinaigrette, and lightly toss. Sprinkle top with candied walnuts and freshly cracked black pepper. Serve immediately.
  • Category: salad, side