Pear Salad With Pom Honey Dijon Dressing and Blue Cheese Crumbles

Ingredients for Pom Honey Dijon Dressing
1 cup pomegranate juice
1/2 cup white vinegar
1 lemon, juice and zest
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 cup canola oil
salt and pepper to taste

Directions for Pom Honey Dijon Dressing
In a large mixing bowl, combine the pomegranate juice, white vinegar, lemon juice and zest, honey and Dijon mustard. Slowly whisk in the oil, seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.

Ingredients for Pear Salad
1/2 cup pomegranate arils
1 lb. salad greens
1/2 cup sliced honey roasted almonds
1 cup blue cheese crumbles
2 ripe d’Anjou pears

Directions for Pear Salad
Toss the salad greens with just enough dressing to lightly coat. Top with almond slices, blue cheese crumbles, and sliced pears. Slice the pears at the last minute to prevent browning. Garnish with fresh pomegranate arils.

Nutrients per Serving (4 oz. salad, 2 oz. dressing): 248 calories (165 calories from fat), 6g protein, 19g total fat (4g saturated), 17g carbohydrates, 3g dietary fiber, 13mg cholesterol, 11g total sugars, 0mcg vitamin A RE, 230mg sodium, 324mg potassium, 15mg vitamin C.

Time to Table: 12min (including prep)

Makes 8 servings.