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The Best Winter Salad with halved pomegranates

Pomegranate and Pear Winter Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

This simple Winter Salad requires almost no preparation is full of flavor and nutrition. Baby winter greens, red onion, pomegranate seeds and Seckel pear slices in a simple Apple Cider Vinaigrette deliver visual appeal, flavor, texture and great nutrition too!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 side salad (double ingredients for an entrée portion; or multiply for number being served) and ½ cup of dressing (extra may be reserved for future salads)
Calories 582kcal
Author Toni Dash


Ingredients for 1 serving of Salad (side salad size):

  • 1 cup Mixed Baby Greens: Spinach , red chard, green chard, arugula*,rinsed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons Pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tablespoons Red Onion , (see below for cutting instructions)
  • ½ Seckel pear , seeded and sliced vertically

Ingredients for Apple Cider Vinaigrette:

  • ¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Apple Juice
  • ¼-1/2 cup quality Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


Instructions for the Apple Cider Vinaigrette:

  • In a jar with a lid, combine apple cider vinegar, apple juice, and ¼ cup olive oil. Seal jar and shake vigorously to combine. Taste the dressing and adjust with more oil as needed. Salt and pepper to taste. Note: Generally the proportions of vinegar to oil in this type of dressing are 1 portion vinegar to 2 portions oil. I love more even portions so the recipe starts there and you can add more oil to change the flavor if you prefer. Apple cider vinegar, especially mixed with apple juice don’t tend to be as strong as other vinegars to me.

Instructions to assemble Winter Salad:

  • Cut a 1/4 inch thick slice from the middle section of a medium red onion and then cut the slice into ¾ inch long pieces. Can also be chopped if preferred.
  • Place greens on the plate to be served. Layer onion segments, pear slices and pomegranate seeds on top. Drizzle very lightly with Apple Cider Vinaigrette. If making a larger portion, the salad can be tossed with the dressing and served if easier.


*Organic Girl brand makes a wonderful greens mix called ‘Super Greens’. It comes pre-packaged, is washed three times and is always fresh in my experience.


Calories: 582kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 385mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 2815IU | Vitamin C: 16.8mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1.1mg