Spinach, Pear, and Pomegranate Salad

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This Spinach, Pear, and Pomegranate Salad is light, hearty, delicious, loaded with feta and candied pecans, and exceptionally healthy.

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I love eating in color.  And this salad offers plenty of rich, vibrant colors that I can eat to my heart’s content.  Besides being a beautiful salad, it also is:

  • Rich in iron, Vit. C and E, potassium, and magnesium.
  • It has antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.
  • A gratifying balance between the sweet pomegranates, pears and the tangy feta.
  • The crunchy candied pecans are perfectly coated and toasted to give just a whisper of risqué to this healthy salad.
  • Finally, a homemade Maple Dijon Dressing that takes less than 5 minutes to make but that completely changes the flavor profile of the salad.

Candied pecans are one of my favorite types of nuts.  I love roasting nuts with different seasonings, sweet or savory.  In fact, I’ve even added a hint of cayenne to this recipe on occasion just for a little kick (pun intended).

I also tend to double up on the dressing recipe so that I can use it throughout the week for more salads.  Make it a meal and add some rotisserie or baked chicken.

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I'm Sapna, a foodie, blogger, wife, mom of two beautiful girls, and lover of spices.  I have a background in Nutrition and Dietetics, which I use to incorporate healthy options into all of my recipes.  I love traveling to new places, trying new food, and in turn, creating them in my kitchen to relive the magic. When I'm not in the kitchen, I love curling up with a good book, playing with my munchkins, running, hanging out with friends, and gardening.

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