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Composed Salad with Pears, Pomegranate Seeds and Pistachios

Posted by Peggy on November 18, 2009

Composed Salad with Pears, Pomegranate Seeds and Pistachios
Recipe: Composed Salad with Pears, Pomegranate Seeds and Pistachios

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon minced shallot
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 5 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 4 cups frisée, washed and spun dry
  • 2 cups sliced raddichio, washed and spun dry
  • 2 bosc pears, peeled, cored and sliced into 16 pieces
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • Shaved sharp cheddar cheese, optional

Instructions

  1. If time allows, soak shallot in vinegar for 30 minutes.
  2. Whisk together oil, shallot mixture and maple syrup. Adjust seasonings adding kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste.
  3. Toss 1/2 vinaigrette with frisée and raddichio, adding remaining dressing as desired.
  4. On a large platter or 4 individual plates, arrange pears next to or atop lettuces. Sprinkle with pistachios, pomegranate seeds and shaved cheese, if using, and serve.

Active Time: 20 minutes

Optional time to soak shallot: 30 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 4

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