13 April, 2020
Pomegranate Pear & Pecan Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
Posted in : SALADS
by : Admin
Fresh spinach salad topped with pomegranate seeds, crisp pears, crunchy pecans, feta cheese, and creamy poppyseed dressing.
6 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
1-2 pears, cored and thinly sliced
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup pecans, whole or roughly chopped (such as Diamond of California Pecan Halves)
2/3 cup mayo (see notes)
1/2 cup Half & Half (I used fat free) or other milk (any percentage of milk will work- the higher the percentage, the creamier your dressing will be)
6 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon oil
4 teaspoons poppyseeds
Blend all salad ingredients together (except for poppy seeds) until smooth. Stir in poppy seeds. Cover and chill until ready to use.
In a large bowl toss spinach leaves, sliced pears, pomegranate seeds, feta cheese, and pecans. Serve with poppyseed dressing.
*If preparing ahead of time, toss together all salad ingredients except for pears. Cover and chill until ready to serve. Add pears just before serving.