Try This Tasty Seasonal Thanksgiving Dish: Guy Fieri's Pear & Pomegranate Salad!

Wed, November 24, 2010 11:00am EST by Add first Comment

Hey HollyMoms, every day this week we’re sharing recipes from our favorite celebrity chefs that we think would be perfect to serve on Thanksgiving. Today it’s Guy Fieri’s Pear and Pomegranate Salad with Gorgonzola and Champagne Vinaigrette! Delicious!

If you’ve been looking for a salad that’s going to make your friends and family sing your culinary praises this holiday season, your search is over. Food Network star Guy Fieri may spend most of his time in diners, drive-ins and dives, but he’s at his best when he’s in the kitchen! His Pear and Pomegranate Salad is super special thanks to a generous dose of Gorgonzola cheese and a champagne vinaigrette. Add this colorful course to your Thanksgiving menu, then sit back and enjoy all the compliments.

Guy Fieri’s Pear and Pomegranate Salad with Gorgonzola and Champagne Vinaigrette

8 cups baby spinach or romaine lettuce
1 ripe pear, cut in half
1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
2 ounces Gorgonzola
Champagne vinaigrette, recipe follows
Fresh cracked pepper
1 tablespoon honey

Champagne Vinaigrette:
1/4 cup champagne vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
2 tablespoons olive oil

In a small bowl or glass jar, add all the ingredients except the olive oil. Mix well, then slowly drizzle in the olive oil to combine. Refrigerate until ready to use.

In a decorative bowl or platter, add the spinach or romaine. Cut the pear into fans, and then slice again on the diagonal, add the pomegranate, crumble the Gorgonzola onto the salad and then drizzle with about half of the vinaigrette. Top with fresh cracked pepper and lightly drizzle the whole salad with the honey. Serve immediately.

Happy cooking, HollyMoms! Let us know if this is a hit with your guests.

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