I have had this recipe marked for ages and was waiting for poms to be in season. It was worth the wait! OMG, this is a gorgeous & yummy salad! I love the pop & slight crunch of the pom seeds. They are not sweet so it is a great contrast to the sweet pears. I used bartlett pears because my red pears were not ripe. The dressing is amazing and not overly sweet, just perfect with this salad. I used both baby arugula and red leaf lettuce. I forgot to top with blue cheese for our dinner but we didn't miss it. I did add it to the salad the following day and YUM! So it's good both ways. if you are not a fan of blue cheese, no worries. Be sure to check out my recipe for removing pomegranate seeds, it works like a dream! Seeding a Pomegranate - Step by Step
A wonderful holiday salad, and beautiful to boot. I used at least double the pomegranate seeds and only a teaspoon of the brown sugar, since we aren't big on sweet dressings. I also went light on the orange zest, which worked out well, though I think for some diners you might want to skip their plates. The flavors in this salad blend very well together and would be great any time of year that you can find pomegranates.
So pretty and tastes great too!