Pecan, Pear, Pomegranate and Kale Salad

Combine crunchy kale with fresh pecans, pomegranate seeds and pears for a colorful and nutritious salad that’s topped with a simple homemade dressing.

Pecan, Pear, Pomegranate and Kale Salad

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

-  

Serves

8 people

Combine crunchy kale with fresh pecans, pomegranate seeds and pears for a colorful and nutritious salad that’s topped with a simple homemade dressing.

 

Recipe and image courtesy of the American Pecan Council.

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale, stems removed
  • 1/3 cup + 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 small pears, sliced
  • 3/4 cup fresh pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons course grain mustard
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • Pinch of cracked black pepper

Preparation

  • 1 Chop or shred kale into very small pieces and transfer to a large bowl. Drizzle kale with 3 tablespoons of olive oil and, using clean hands, massage kale for about 3 to 5 minutes or until kale becomes a glossy, deep green and begins to tenderize.
  • 2 Add pear slices, pecan halves, and pomegranate seeds and toss with the kale.
  • 3 Add remaining olive oil, apple cider vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper to a mason jar and secure lid. Shake for several seconds until dressing comes together. Drizzle over salad and toss to coat.
  • 4 Serve immediately or allow salad to marinate in dressing for up to 30 minutes before serving.

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