Arugula, Pear, Mandarin, and Pomegranate Salad
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Arugula, Pear, Mandarin, and Pomegranate Salad

Arugula, Pear, Mandarin, and Pomegranate Salad is the perfect salad with a healthy dose of great ingredients and under 30 minutes to prepare.

A healthy salad is always an excellent choice for lunch, dinner, and even as a side dish. Fresh Arugula leaves, cubes of a pear fruit, mandarin wedges, and pomegranate seeds layered and topped with feta cheese. The salad is served with an easy balsamic dressing. The flavors blended in one bite create a dancing feast in your mouth—the correct dose of healthy goodness for lunch or dinner.

Arugula, Pear, Mandarin, and Pomegranate Salad
Arugula, Pear, Mandarin, and Pomegranate Salad

The ingredient in this Arugula, Pear, Mandarin, and Pomegranate Salad

  • Arugula: you will find it in the produce area in your supermarket. It is usually sold in a salad container or a bag and next to the other leafy greens to make salads.
  • Pear: when in season, this wonderful and sweet fruit makes the perfect add-ons for salads. It is juicy and complement the taste of balsamic dressing perfectly.
  • Mandarin: juicy and one of the best citrus to add to leafy green salads.
  • Pomegranate: when is season, buy it if the price fits your budget. This powerful fruit is full of antioxidants, contains vitamin C, and may reduce your risk for chronic disease and inflammation.
  • Red onion: this will not only add color but flavor also. Shallot is the best substitute for red onion.
  • Easy Balsamic Dressing recipe: the recipe contains ingredients you will find in your pantry. Extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dijon mustard, honey, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Feta cheese: crumbles feta cheese is better and less messy.
Arugula, Pear, Mandarin, and Pomegranate Salad

How to make this Arugula, Pear, Mandarin, and Pomegranate Salad

  • One important thing to do first is to wash your fruits and vegetables well and preferably with water and vinegar.
  • You may want to use a spray bottle filled with vinegar to wash the pear, mandarin, and pomegranate before peeling or slicing. After spraying the fruits with vinegar give them a quick rinse and dry with paper towel.
  • Arrange all the ingredients in layers on a large plate. When ready to serve drizzle the dressing on top of the salad only if you are ready to serve. You can also serve the dressing separately.

Tips and Notes to make the salad

  • No balsamic vinegar, don’t worry, use your preferred vinegar.
  • For the honey, you can sibsitute it with another sweetener, like Agave, or Maple Syrup.
  • You can either use fresh garlic or garlic powder. Fresh garlic is better in vinaigrettes and salad dressings.
  • You can add roasted nuts such as cashews, almonds or walnuts if you prefer.
  • Dried fruits are also great add-ons. Add dried cranberries, dried cherries, dried mango pieces, dried apricot. All those dried fruits are excellent option for this pomegranate salad.

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Arugula, Pear, Mandarin, and Pomegranate Salad

Arugula, Pear, Mandarin, and Pomegranate Salad

The perfect salad with a healthy dose of great ingredients and under 30 minutes to prepare.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Course Lunch, Side Dish, Side Dishes
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 238 kcal

Ingredients
  

The Salad

  • 5 ounces baby arugula
  • 2 ounces about ½ cup goat cheese or feta, crumbled
  • 1 large ripe Bartlett pear cut into cubes
  • 1-2 mandarin wedges
  • Seeds from 1 pomegranate
  • 1 Red onion sliced

The Simple Dressing

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Wash all vegetables and fruits thoroughly.
  • Place the arugula on a large platter. Make sure that the leaves are spread on the platter.
  • Layer the remaining ingredients, the pear, mandarin, pomegranate seeds, red onion, and feta cheese.
  • To prepare the dressing, combine all ingredients and whisk until blended. Add more oil and vinegar if necessary and check the seasoning.
  • Serve the dressing with salad on the side. It is best as some people may want to eat the salad without the dressing.

Notes

  • No balsamic vinegar, don’t worry, use your preferred vinegar.
  • For the honey, you can substitute it with another sweetener, like Agave, or Maple Syrup.
  • You can either use fresh garlic or garlic powder. Fresh garlic is better in vinaigrettes and salad dressings.
  • You can add roasted nuts such as cashews, almonds, or walnuts if you prefer.
  • Dried fruits are also great add-ons. Add dried cranberries, dried cherries, dried mango pieces, dried apricot. All those dried fruits are a great options for this pomegranate salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 4gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 214mgPotassium: 274mgFiber: 3gSugar: 14gVitamin A: 1066IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 149mgIron: 1mg

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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Arugula, Pear, Mandarin, and Pomegranate Salad
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