I apologize if I'm not around much because I was out of country last week. This post will be short and sweet. This salad is suited well for the Christmas and holiday season. I can't miss the chance to share it with you all. I made this as a second course for a friend-gathering-dinner party. It's easy, fresh, yet delicious. I like the color of this salad. Light pale yellowish of the apple and red of the skin contrast with the bright red color of pomegranate seeds. Sweet flavor from pear compliments well with a little tart from apple and pomegranate seeds.
The dressing is also super easy. My friends liked the salad and I hope you do too! I've made this salad a couple times already.
Speaking of Thailand, I went there for my little sister's wedding. The wedding was elegant and beautiful. They had a Thai engagement ceremony in the morning and the reception in the evening. I liked their presentation about how they met and how they fell for each other. It made my eyes teary! I included a photo of them here.
|Left to right: the groom's parents, a special guest, the groom, my sister, my parents. |
Sorry for a not good photo quality. I took it from my cell phone
Another sweet story is from my buddy blogger Roxan at Kitchen Meditation. If you read her blog, you would know that she made dog biscuits for her friends. I'm lucky to receive some from her!
|Bella is doing a "thank you" pose for Roxan|
|Bella: I love the biscuits!|
Merry Christmas to you all!
1 honey crisp apple (you can change to your preference), thick Julienned
1 bosc pear, thickly sliced
1/4-1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/2 lemon, juice
3 tbs Pom Wonderful juice
3 tbs sparkling apple cider
1 tsp Dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (option depends on your preference)
- Mix apple and pear in a bowl. Squeeze lemon juice over them. This is to prevent apple get brown too fast.
- Make a dressing by combining Pom juice, apple cider, Dijon mustard, and salt & pepper in a small bowl. Taste to correction. You can add olive oil if you wish. I added it the first time but omitted it later times. I find omitting olive oil suits my taste buds better.
- Add pomegranate seeds. Mix to coat.
- Serve immediately or leave it in the fridge until you are ready to serve.
- Note: you can double the proportion to the number of your guests.
|Apple and pear, julienned and sliced|
|Dressing: super easy|
|Easy and refreshing! Don't you love pomegranate seeds on a white plate?|