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Pear and Pomogranate Salad With Apple Cider Dressing | Quick Summer Meals

Pear and Pomegranate Salad With Apple Cider Dressing

Come summers and we are all looking for quick to eat meals which provide hydration as well as nutrition in one go. Salads and cold soups come to the rescue which require almost minimal prep and no cook time.

Pear is a common fruit found throughout the year. While there are the Indian and imported varieties, I am personally fond of this low sugar fruit – the burst of mild sweetness combined with the juicy flavor makes it a on-the-go snack too, especially after a workout or as a mid morning / mood evening snack in place of junk / packaged foods.

Benefits of eating fresh fruit everyday (in place of fruit juice)

  1. Lower Sugar / glucose levels
  2. Whole fruits are rich in fibre
  3. Eating seasonal fruits help improve immunity as nature has intended it to be
  4. Unprocessed fruits give a sense of satiation compared to processed fruit juices (which have lost fibre, and probably added sugar too – if packaged)

This salad today with fruits came about after my kid came back from school after a long sports practice at school, and wanted to have a quick snack, but no cooked stuff.

I pretty much added all that I had in my refrigerator, and it was a great salad to tuck into. So here goes – 

Pear Pomegranate Salad with Apple Cider dressing is a quick and delicious fuss-free salad perfect for Spring or Summer, eaten as a salad or meal by itselfPin

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What else can you add to Pear and Pomegranate Salad With Apple Cider Dressing

  1. Addition / deletion of any of the other stuff here is totally optional – see what works for your family 🙂 The next time on I am sure to add some more nuts to give it an added crunch , protein and texture.
  2. Toasted seeds (sesame / flax seeds / Pumpkin seeds)
  3. Personal choice, but I would prefer to skip Apple cider and add a dash of citrus via grape fruit / orange segments / sweet lime (Mosambi)

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Pear Pomegranate Salad with Apple Cider dressing is a quick and delicious fuss-free salad perfect for Spring or Summer, eaten as a salad or meal by itselfPin

What you need to make Pear and Pomegranate Salad With Apple Cider Dressing:

Prep time : 5 mins, zero cook, serves : 2 ; Resting time – 15 mins

  • 1 Pear  (large, cubed without peeling)
  • 1/4 cup Boiled corn
  • 3 TBSP Red cabbage (shredded fine)
  • 1/4 cup Pomegranate pearls
  • 1 TBSP Dried figs (chopped)
  • 1 tsp mint leaves (shredded,opt.) 

Dressing : 

  • 1/2 TBSP Apple Cider vinegar 
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Black pepper (freshly crushed)
  • 1/4 tsp oil (opt.)

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Pear Pomegranate Salad with Apple Cider dressing is a quick and delicious fuss-free salad perfect for Spring or Summer, eaten as a salad or meal by itselfPin

Method to make Pear and Pomegranate Salad With Apple Cider Dressing:

  1. Mix all ingredients for the salad and refrigerate for 15 mins minimum. 
  2. Whisk all the ingredients of the dressing and refrigerate too for 15 mins.
  3. Just before serving, add dressing to the salad, toss well and serve immediately.
Pear Pomegranate Salad with Apple Cider dressing is a quick and delicious fuss-free salad perfect for Spring or Summer, eaten as a salad or meal by itselfPin

Pear Pomegranate Salad with Apple Cider dressing

Kalyani
Pear Pomegranate Salad with Apple Cider dressing is a quick and delicious fuss-free salad perfect for Spring or Summer, eaten as a salad or meal by itself
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Resting Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American, International
Servings 2 servings

Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Knife

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Pear large, cubed without peeling
  • 1/4 cup Sweet Corn boiled
  • 3 TBSP Red cabbage shredded fine
  • 1/4 cup Pomegranate pearls
  • 1 TBSP Dried figs chopped
  • 1 tsp Fresh Mint leaves shredded,opt.

Dressing

  • 1/2 TBSP Apple Cider vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp Whole Black Pepper freshly crushed
  • 1/4 tsp Olive Oil opt.

Instructions
 

  • Mix all ingredients for the salad and refrigerate for 15 mins minimum.
  • Whisk all the ingredients of the dressing and refrigerate too for 15 mins.
  • Just before serving, add dressing to the salad, toss well and serve immediately.
Keyword Brunch, Fruits, Gluten Free, Kids Food, Lunchbox Ideas, Oil Free, Pear Salad, Spring, Summer, Summer Salad
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27 Comments

  1. colourful and inviting salad..looks too good..

  2. Sneha's Recipe

    A healthy and crunchy salad.

  3. Yummy fruit salad.. Love to have it.. Nice pics.

  4. Very colorful and tempting salad. I am thinking the colors by themselves will invite the kids to dig in!

  5. Delicious fruit salad, am just loving this dish

  6. What a colorful, refreshing and healthy salad. Good one Kalyani.

  7. cookingwithsapana

    I like all your salads with interesting dressings.

  8. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    Lovely salad and looks so colrful!

  9. Chef Mireille

    what a refreshing summer salad and looks so colorful and inviting too

  10. Varada's Kitchen

    It looks so colorful!

  11. Sounds like a fantastic salad to dig in!

  12. Shobha Keshwani

    5 stars
    Delicious and healthy salad. Perfect for summer. I really love the combination of fruis and vegetables in a salad.

  13. Mayuri Patel

    5 stars
    That is one colourful pear pomegranate salad. Healthy and tempting too. Have put red cabbage on my shopping list so that I can make it for lunch.

  14. 5 stars
    What a hearty salad! When all nice things go into a salad, that salad has to be the BEST! I am a die hard fan of green apple. Impressive dressing and fruits veggies combination! Will make this salad. Nice post!

  15. 5 stars
    Juicy and refreshing..love the fruits you have used to make this salad . This is something one wants for a hot summer day

  16. 5 stars
    Wow! I love this crunchy, munchy salad. Takes care of all my needs of varied fresh fruits too. Thanks I will make some.

  17. 5 stars
    Love this delicious and quick colourful salad . Perfect guilt free snack anytime . It is so refreshing.

  18. Mina Joshi

    5 stars
    What a colourful salad with apple cider dressing. My kids love such fruit combination so just need to get some apple cider vinegar.

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