Thursday, November 19, 2009

2 Thanksgiving Salads- Pear & Arugula Salad and Priscilla's Persimmon and Pomegranate Salad

Here are 2 more recipes that would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving Day Menu. Both of these salad recipes were featured in the November issue of Better Homes and Gardens Magazine.

I decided to make the Pear and Arugula Salad because I love arugula and thought the flavors would be great together. Arugula has a nice peppery bite to it, which I absolutely love. The red pear, sunflower seeds, parmesan cheese and delicious, light lemon dressing really made this a refreshing salad. Sometimes the traditional Thanksgiving dishes are so heavy, that I think a nice, light salad would really brighten up the table and add some much needed green to the menu.

The Persimmon and Pomegranate Salad was just too interesting to pass up. I have noticed persimmons the past couple times I have gone to the grocery store, but until I saw this recipe, I really had no idea what to do with one. My kids love pomegranates, so we have been munching on the arils quite a bit already this fall, and the ones at the grocery store right now are beautiful-so large and bright red.
I forgot to pick up pine nuts, so I just subbed in roasted pepitas (pumpkin seeds). This salad has a nice kick from the jalapeno and the lime juice really brings all the flavors together.
Persimmons are really tasty and so beautiful when you slice them. Be brave and try this salad, you might really love it!

Recipe for Pear and Arugula Salad

Recipe for Priscilla's Persimmon and Pomegranate Salad


La Bella Cooks said...

Two gorgeous salads. I would love to try the persimmon and pom!

Maria said...

I love both salads! How do I choose? :)

Coconut Recipes said...

Both salads are so colorful and look delicious!

a quiet life said...

looks beautiful, i have fully loaded trees of poms, persimmons and limes, sounds perfect with the cilantro. i usually make an org dressing, lime sounds refreshingly diff for a change. beatiful pics~

Donna said...

Yum! Def trying the pom one. Great site!

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Seriously beautiful and sounds sooo flavorful. Oh, I love salads

Anonymous said...

Both salads are so colorful and look delicious!