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Spinach salad with pomegranate seeds, pears, and prosciutto

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Spinach salad with pomegranate seeds, pears, and prosciutto

While I think pear and prosciutto go together so well as an appetizer that you don’t really need to add anything else, in this recipe I did add pomegranate seeds and spinach to create an actual salad. This salad could be served before dinner; it could be one of the appetizers on your table; or you could have it for lunch.

I am still recovering from my 10 days of travel, so this post will be brief and about fresh and healthy ingredients – exactly what I need after eating out for 10 days.

Spinach salad with pomegranate seeds, pears, and prosciutto

The salad dressing is simply olive oil with melted honey and balsamic vinegar and the end result is a wonderful, healthy salad full of anti-oxidants.


Spinach salad with pomegranate seeds, pears, and prosciutto

Spinach salad with pomegranate seeds, pears, and prosciutto

Prep time: 30 min


  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 5 cups spinach (4 ounces)
  • 1 pear, cored
  • 5 to 7 strips prosciutto (5 ounces)
  • seeds from 1 pomegranate

makes 5 servings.

1) To make salad dressing:  Combine balsamic vinegar, olive oil, honey in a small bowl and mix until emulsified.

2) Place spinach in a large bowl, pour salad dressing over it, toss to combine. You don’t have to pour all of the dressing, use the amount that works for you.

4) Slice pear thinly, tear prosciutto into thin strips.

5) Place spinach onto the serving plates.  Top with pear slices, prosciutto strips, pomegranate seeds.

preparing dressing

Simple dressing: olive oil, honey, and balsamic vinegar

preparing prosciutto


preparing spinach leaves

Mixing salad dressing into spinach leaves

preparing salad

Preparing salad

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  • Liz January 23, 2013, 1:47 pm

    I think pears and prosciutto pair perfectly, too! Your salad looks amazing!!!

  • Monique January 23, 2013, 4:03 pm

    Julia..that is GORGEOUS.

  • [email protected] January 23, 2013, 7:44 pm

    Gorgeous! I don’t believe I’ve ever tried pomegranate seeds and prosciutto together, but love the idea. Really nice and simple salad. And as you say, healthy! Thanks.

  • Melanie January 24, 2013, 1:00 pm

    Mmm, nothing like a nice fresh salad after eating out for awhile. Looks delicious!

  • Laura Dembowski January 24, 2013, 1:42 pm

    The salad is so beautiful with all those colors! I am in love with both pears and pomegranates, but my store didn’t have any pomegranates this week. The guy said they were all bad. I’m hoping they aren’t out of season quite yet.

  • Denise [email protected] Brazil To You January 25, 2013, 7:02 am

    I love how fresh and lean this salad is.
    Since I still need to lose several pounds from the holidays, this seems to be a great option for lunch or dinner. As always, beautiful photography!!! xx

  • Ashley January 25, 2013, 9:42 am

    This salad would be awesome for lunch! I need to get more creative with what I bring in to eat at work!

  • Baltic Maid January 25, 2013, 5:45 pm

    I love the flavour combination. And it looks absolutely beautiful!

  • The Café Sucré Farine January 26, 2013, 5:33 am

    What a wonderful and beautiful combination! Love the simple but flavorful sounding dressing too!

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