Bring this light and fresh Pomegranate-Feta Salad with sliced pears to any party and watch it disap-pear! Dark leafy greens always make for the healthiest salad, especially when adding other vibrant fruits and vegetables. It’s super easy to toss together and makes for the perfect side dish for any meal.
1/2 cup pecans
1/4 cup organic cane sugar
1 (10 oz) container mixed greens or arugula
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/4 red onion, sliced thinly
1 large Bosc pear, cubed
1 (8 oz) package vegan feta
1/4 cup avocado oil
3 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 lemon, zested and juiced
3 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp. maple syrup
1 tsp. freshly grated ginger
1/4 tsp. Vitacost Himalayan Fine Pink Salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper
- In a small mason jar, combine all of the dressing ingredients and shake until combined; Set aside.
- Using a small skillet on medium heat, add the pecans and sugar. Melt the sugar until it coats the pecans and turns to a syrup-like consistency. Place pecans onto a parchment lined baking sheet to cool. Be sure to separate them as the cool, otherwise they will stick together.
- On a plate or bowl, place the lettuce and top with onions, feta, pears, and pomegranate seeds.
- Drizzle dressing before serving and enjoy.
Chef’s tip: Add a dash of maple syrup to the dressing to sweeten it up!