Christmas Wreath Pear Salad

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Ingredients

For dressing:
3 tbsp Olive oil
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 ½ tbsp Maple syrup
¼ cup Apple cider vinegar
pinch Salt
pinch Black pepper
For salad:
⅓ cup Pecans chopped
1 tbsp Maple syrup
8 cups Baby spinach fresh
1 Pears Bartlett ripe but firm, cored, and thinly sliced
¾ cup Pomegranate Arils
⅓ cup Cranberries dried
½ cup Feta cheese crumbled

Nutritional information

224
calories
3g
fat
22g
carbohydrates
4g
protein
11mg
cholesterol
188mg
sodium
Ingredients
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Christmas Wreath Pear Salad

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Serve this fancy-looking Christmas Wreath Pear Salad to create a beautiful centerpiece for your holiday table. It makes for a delicious appetizer or side dish and will wow your friends and family this season! Bright and fresh, it is a colorful mix of spinach, Bartlett pear, pomegranate, dried cranberries, caramelized pecans, and feta cheese. Served drizzled with tangy and sweet homemade dressing, this salad is delightful both to the eye and palate.

Plus, this salad is so simple to put together. The recipe has just a few steps, and none of them are difficult. First up, the dressing. Simply whisk all the ingredients together. You can whip up the dressing in advance and store it in the fridge until ready to serve. Next, caramelize the pecans. All they need is a little maple syrup and some stirring to prevent the nuts from burning. Finally, arrange the spinach, pear slices, pomegranate arils, cranberries, nuts, and feta around a bowl of dressing. Dress the salad just before serving and enjoy!

To make the Christmas Wreath Pear Salad, you will need the following ingredients:

Ingridiens for Christmas Wreath Pear Salad

Steps to make Christmas Wreath Pear Salad

1

Make dressing

2

In a small bowl, mix together 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1 ½ tablespoons maple syrup, ¼ cup apple cider vinegar, and a pinch of salt.

2

Caramelize nuts

5

In a small skillet over medium-high heat, add ⅓ cup chopped pecans and 1 tablespoon maple syrup and cook for 5-8 minutes or until maple syrup has evaporated. Stir frequently to prevent the nuts from burning.

3

Arrange salad

3

Place the bowl with the dressing in the center of a round platter and arrange 8 cups baby spinach around. Add the pear slices and scatter ¾ cup pomegranate arils, ⅓ cup dried cranberries, caramelized pecans, and ½ cup feta cheese on top of the spinach and tuck some underneath.

4

Serve

Drizzle with the desired amount of dressing just before serving and enjoy!

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Athina

Sweet & fruity flavors mixed with the crunch of candied pecans. I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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