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Winter Salad Recipe with Kale and Pomegranate

This Winter Salad Recipe with Kale and Pomegranate is full of deep, rich colors thanks to winter produce. It has a great balance of creamy and crunchy textures, and sweet, salty, tart, and nutty flavors!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 328kcal




  • 6 cups chopped kale
  • 2 pears thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/4 cup pistachios shelled and coarsely chopped
  • 4 ounces queso fresco cubed or crumbled


For the Dressing:

  • Whisk together all ingredients and set aside.

For the Salad:

  • Arrange all ingredients on a large platter.

To Serve:

  • Serve the salad along with the dressing to drizzle on top.


  • This salad recipe yields 4 side dish servings or 2 main course servings.
  • When you’re putting together a salad, choose ingredients that provide different flavors and textures! For example, here I used pistachios for crunch and queso fresco for creaminess.
  • Instead of queso fresco, you could use crumbled goat cheese or crumbled feta cheese here.
  • Use any type of dark fruit preserves you like in this salad dressing! Red currant is also one of my favorites.
  • To make this salad a bit heartier, add roasted winter squash, cooked quinoa, or crusty bread.


Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 402mg | Potassium: 769mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 10323IU | Vitamin C: 127mg | Calcium: 327mg | Iron: 2mg