Spicy Greens and Pear Salad with Pomegranate Gremolata

Spicy Greens and Pear Salad with Pomegranate Gremolata Recipe
Photo: Jessica Sample
Aida Mollenkamp packs tart (pomegranate), bitter (watercress, arugula) and sweet flavors (honey, pear) into this spicy salad.


10 to 12
Total time: 30 Minutes

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Food & Wine

Recipe Time

Total: 30 Minutes


1 cup pomegranate seeds
3 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
1 shallot, minced
1/2 teaspoon orange zest, finely grated
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
15 ounces mixed spicy baby greens
3 Bosc pears, thinly sliced lengthwise


In a small bowl, combine the pomegranate seeds with the parsley, shallot and orange zest. Season with salt and black pepper.

In another small bowl, whisk the oil with the pomegranate molasses, vinegar, honey and mustard; season with salt and pepper.

In a large bowl, toss the greens with the dressing and season lightly with salt and black pepper. Transfer the salad to plates or a platter and top with the pear slices and pomegranate gremolata. Serve right away.