Pomegranate and Pear Salad

  • prep time7 min
  • total time 7 min
  • serves 1

This salad never fails to put you in the fall spirit. Pears and blue cheese pair beautifully, but it’s the tart pomegranate seeds that really make this salad special. You can buy pomegranates whole and break them down yourself or purchase just the seeds at most grocery stores.

Courtesy of "Mason Jar Salads and More" by Julia Mirabella.

70 Ratings
Directions for: Pomegranate and Pear Salad



1 pear, cored and thinly sliced

3 cups spinach leaves, divided

½ cup pomegranate seeds

¼ cup pecans, roughly chopped

2 oz blue cheese, crumbled

3 Tbsp Sherry Vinaigrette

1 quart-sized Mason jar

Sherry Vinaigrette

2 ½ Tbsp sherry vinegar

1 pinch salt

freshly ground black pepper, to taste

3 Tbsp olive oil



1. Place the pear slices in the bottom of the Mason jar. Layer 2 cups of the spinach on top of the pear, then add the pomegranate seeds, another 1⁄2 cup spinach, and the chopped pecans. Finish with the remaining 1⁄2 cup spinach and the blue cheese.

2. Make a small cup out of parchment paper at the top of the jar and pour in the vinaigrette dressing. Seal the jar and refrigerate until ready to use.

Sherry Vinaigrette

1. Whisk together the vinegar, salt, and pepper. Slowly add the olive oil, whisking, until the dressing thickens.

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