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Holiday Salad with Asian Pears, Pomegrante Seeds  Spiced Pecans and Blue Cheese

Salads for a Holiday Dinner Part 2- Mixed Greens with Asian Pear, Spiced Pecans, Pomegranate and Blue Cheese

By on Jan 9, 2013, 2:54 pm in Small Pleasures Catering | 2 comments

Holiday Salad with Asian Pears, Pomegrante Seeds  Spiced Pecans and Blue Cheese


In Part 1 of this series, I said that I offered two salads at my family’s Christmas dinner this year- one a preset Roasted Beet and Burratta Salad and one on the buffet. BTW, it’s often the case at buffet parties I cater that there will be two or more salads offered. I guess we Southern Californians are just salad eaters. 


The second salad I served, this Mixed Baby Greens with Asian Pear, Pomegranate Seeds, Spiced Pecans and Blue Cheese, is one that became a favorite for me during last year’s holiday sesaon. We served a couple of variations of it again and again. I have been captivated by pomegranate seeds in salads for quite a while now, but became captivated by Asian pears about a year ago. Blue cheese has always been a favorite of mine, and then when my sous chef, Rob Lawrence, began making killer spiced pecans- well, a star was born.


I use Maggie’s Farm’s delicious Stellar Mix (available at the Santa Monica farmers’ markets) for this salad. The mix contains an abundance of all sorts of herbs and flower petals, which I find especially festive for the holidays.




  1. Looks delicious, Giselle. I will have to try it.


    January 13, 2013

  2. Yummy. Would love to try it! :)


    January 14, 2013

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