From a Dietitian’s Kitchen – Fresh Pear and Pomegranate Salad

Pears and pomegranates are currently in season and are a great addition to a green salad. Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants as well as fiber, vitamins, and minerals. Some refer to them as one of the “super foods.” One-half cup of arils/seeds of the pomegranate contains 75 calories, 15 gm carbohydrates, and 3 gm fiber. Pears are a great source of vitamin C, copper, and fiber. Pears are said to have more nutrients per calorie than calorie per nutrient!


Enjoy this fresh winter salad while getting a great supply of nutrients!



1 head Romaine

Arils/seeds removed from 2 pomegranates

1 pear cut into thin slices



½ C sugar

1 tsp dry mustard

½ tsp salt

1/3 C apple cider vinegar

1 C oil

1 ½ Tbsp grated onion

1 Tbsp poppy seeds


Make dressing in advance and let chill in refrigerator.

Just before serving drizzle over salad.

Recipe makes enough dressing for salad for 2 meals.




Want to try using a fresh, whole pomegranate? Here’s a neat tutorial video we found: