Spicy Greens and Pear Salad with Pomegranate Gremolata
© Jessica Sample

Spicy Greens and Pear Salad with Pomegranate Gremolata

  • SERVINGS: 10 to 12

Aida Mollenkamp packs tart (pomegranate), bitter (watercress, arugula) and sweet flavors (honey, pear) into this spicy salad.

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  1. 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  2. 3 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  3. 1 shallot, minced
  4. 1/2 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  5. Kosher salt
  6. Freshly ground black pepper
  7. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  8. 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
  9. 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  10. 1 tablespoon honey
  11. 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  12. 15 ounces mixed spicy baby greens
  13. 3 Bosc pears, thinly sliced lengthwise
  1. In a small bowl, combine the pomegranate seeds with the parsley, shallot and orange zest. Season with salt and black pepper.
  2. In another small bowl, whisk the oil with the pomegranate molasses, vinegar, honey and mustard; season with salt and pepper.
  3. 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.