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Arugula, Pear and Pom Salad - a fabulous fresh salad with fresh pears, pomegranate arils and juicy red grapes. A poppy seed and apple cider dressing is the perfect pairing!
Arugula, Pomegranate and Pear Salad
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
This Arugula, Pomegranate and Pear Salad is perfect for fall with pears, poms, red grapes and a delicious poppy seed apple cider dressing.
Course: Salad, Salad Dressing
Servings: 6
Calories: 238 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
Ingredients
  • 6 cups arugula
  • 1 medium red pear seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup red grapes sliced
  • ½ cup crumbled goat cheese
  • ½ cup Pickled Red Onions
  • ½ cup pomegranate arils or seeds
  • ½ cup Sweet and Spicy Maple Pecans
  • Poppy Seed Cider Dressing
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper
Instructions
  1. Combine all salad ingredients except the pecans in a large serving bowl or arrange on individual serving plates. Drizzle with the Cider-Poppy Seed Dressing. Scatter the pecans over the top. Serve immediately.
  2. For the dressing, place apple cider in a small sauce pan. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a steady simmer. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until cider is reduced to ¼ cup. Cool.
  3. When cider reduction has cooled, transfer it to a medium size glass jar. Add the remaining dressing ingredients and cover the jar with a secure lid. Shake vigorously till well combined. Store in the refrigerator. Keeps well for 1-2 weeks.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition facts do not include information for the Sweet and Spicy Maple Pecans.

Nutrition Facts
Arugula, Pomegranate and Pear Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 185mg8%
Potassium 254mg7%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 685IU14%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 84mg8%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.