Pear and Pomegranate Salad
In Costa Rica, I greatly enjoyed eating watermelon in November. And local pineapple, plantains, and bananas. But at some point I realised that I was missing out on pomegranate season. Pomegranates are something I have loved since I was a kid, but ever since my first winter here in 2008, I have especially enjoyed them in pomegranate and pear salad. I made it tonight for the first time this year.
(makes 2 servings)
1 Bartlett pear, cut into bite-sized pieces
1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons pomegranate juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon mustard (yellow or Dijon)
1/2 tablespoon honey
pepper to taste
*To easily make pomegranate juice, place the seeds in a garlic press. Alternately you can press them through a sieve.
What’s a winter recipe you look forward to every year?