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Asian Pear and Gorgonzola Salad With Pomegranate Vinaigrette

 
One serving costs about $0.66

$0.66 per serving

3 people like this recipe

3 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

20 vegetarian,gluten-free,gluten free,lacto ovo vegetarian side dish,salad Indian,Asian
spoonacular Score:34%

Spoonacular Score: 34%

 

If you want to add more gluten free and lacto ovo vegetarian recipes to your repertoire, Asian Pear and Gorgonzola Salad With Pomegranate Vinaigrette might be a recipe you should try. One serving contains 116 calories, 2g of protein, and 9g of fat. For 66 cents per serving, you get a side dish that serves 20. 3 people found this recipe to be tasty and satisfying. Not a lot of people really liked this Asian dish. If you have greens, gorgonzola, shallots, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about about 45 minutes. It is brought to you by Foodista. Taking all factors into account, this recipe earns a spoonacular score of 34%, which is rather bad. Pear and Pomegranate Salad with Gorgonzolan and Champagne Vinaigrette, Pomegranate, Pear and Gorgonzola Salad, and Radicchio, Pear, Gorgonzola, Pomegranate, and Walnut Salad are very similar to this recipe.

Salad can be paired with Chardonnay, Gruener Veltliner, and Sauvignon Blanc. Sauvignon Blanc and Gruner Veltliner both have herby notes that complement salads with enough acid to match tart vinaigrettes, while a Chardonnay can be a good pick for creamy salad dressings. The NV Mindbender Chardonnay with a 4.4 out of 5 star rating seems like a good match. It costs about 12 dollars per bottle.

NV Mindbender Chardonnay

Lightly Oaked, the Mindbender Chardonnay is a sophisticated style of Chardonnay, that is full of the best elements of this classic grape varietal. The aromatics are complex and welcoming with floral and citrus tones mixed with hints of honeysuckle and butterscotch. The good percentage of oak aging brings a lovely vanilla note. The Mindbender Chardonnay is here to make you see Chardonnay in a new and innovative way. The Mindbender Chardonnay is a sophisticated style of Chardonnay, that is full of the best elements of this classic grape varietal. Visually it is golden straw in color. The aromatics are complex and welcoming with floral and citrus tones mixed with hints of honeysuckle and butterscotch. The well-rounded flavors carry the butterscotch throughout lending a smooth, creamy aspect while the citrus flavors bring freshness and brightness to the body. The good percentage of oak aging brings a lovely vanilla note. The finish is rounded out with a depth of ripe fruit flavors such as apricots, melons and peaches with a spritz of lime.

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Ingredients

Servings:
8 cups
8 cups mixed greens
mixed greens
2
2  pears
pears
1 cup
1 cup fresh pomegranate seeds
fresh pomegranate seeds
0.5 cups
0.5 cups gorgonzola
gorgonzola
1 cup
1 cup pistachio nuts
pistachio nuts
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps fresh pomegranate seeds
fresh pomegranate seeds
3 Tbsps
3 Tbsps red wine vinegar
red wine vinegar
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps sugar
sugar
2
2  shallots
shallots
0.5 cups
0.5 cups extra virgin olive oil
extra virgin olive oil
some
some fresh kosher salt
fresh kosher salt
8 cups mixed greens
8 cups
mixed greens
2  pears
2
pears
1 cup fresh pomegranate seeds
1 cup
fresh pomegranate seeds
0.5 cups gorgonzola
0.5 cups
gorgonzola
1 cup pistachio nuts
1 cup
pistachio nuts
2 Tbsps fresh pomegranate seeds
2 Tbsps
fresh pomegranate seeds
3 Tbsps red wine vinegar
3 Tbsps
red wine vinegar
0.5 tsps sugar
0.5 tsps
sugar
2  shallots
2
shallots
0.5 cups extra virgin olive oil
0.5 cups
extra virgin olive oil
some fresh kosher salt
some
fresh kosher salt

Equipment

sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl
sauce pan
sauce pan
frying pan
frying pan
whisk
whisk
bowl
bowl


Instructions

Prepare Vinaigrette. In a small sauce pan or skillet, heat olive oil on low. Add shallots and cook until softenedabout 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. Place pomegranate seeds in a small bowl. Using a fork, crush the seeds to allow the juices to come out. Add shallots, sugar, and red wine vinegar. Slowly whisk in the olive oil from the shallots until fully incorporated. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Arrange the greens onto a large platter. Place the pears over the greens and sprinkle the pomegranate seeds, pistachios, and gorgonzola on top. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad and serve immediately.

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Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $0.66
Ingredient
8 cups mixed greens
2 pears
1 cup fresh pomegranate seeds
½ cups gorgonzola
1 cup pistachio nuts
2 tablespoons fresh pomegranate seeds
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 shallots
½ cups extra virgin olive oil
Price
$5.03
$1.18
$1.65
$0.88
$2.42
$0.30
$0.23
$0.28
$1.29
$13.25

Tips

Health Tips

  • When buying canned fruit, buy fruit packed in fruit juice and check the label to avoid added sugar. The fruit is sweet enough, it doesn't need any help!

  • Frozen (and potentially even canned) fruit and vegetables contain as much?if not more?vitamins than fresh versions that have been sitting around the supermarket too long. So don't hesitate to buy canned or frozen goods if your budget or the season doesn't allow for fresh!

  • If you're trying to cut back on sugar, consider replacing some of the sugar in this recipe with a sweetener like Stevia or Splenda. If you're against these kinds of sweeteners, start reducing the amount of real sugar you use until your tastebuds adjust.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • One popular method for deseeding a pomegranate is to do most of the work under water. Cut the crown off the pomegranate and make slices along the outside of the pomegranate, being careful not to cut too deep. Soak the pomegranate in a bowl of water until you can easily break the pomegranate apart where you made the slices. With the pomegranate still in the bowl of water, carefully release the seeds from the pomegranate membranes. The seeds will sink so you can easily remove the floating pieces. Then drain the seeds with a fine-meshed collander and enjoy!

  • Extra-virgin olive oil is the least refined type of olive oil and therefore contains more of the beneficial compounds that get lost during processing. However, its minimal processing could also mean it has a lower smoke point than other olive oils. Once an oil starts to smoke, it begins to break down, producing a bad flavor and potentially harmful compounds. Unfortunately, the smoke point of an oil depends on so many factors that it is hard to say what the smoke point of an oil really is. For extra-virgin olive oil, it could be anywhere between 200-400 degrees Fahrenheit. Most people recommend using extra-virgin olive oil to add flavor to a finished dish or in cold dishes to be on the safe side. More refined olive oils, canola oil, coconut oil, and clarified butter/ghee are better options for high temperature cooking.

  • Kosher salt is a type of coarse-grained salt popular among chefs because it is easy to pick up with the fingertips and sticks well when coating meat. The name "kosher salt" comes from the word "koshering", the process of making food suitable for consumption according to Jewish law. You can easily substitute table salt or sea salt in recipes where the salt is being dissolved, but if you're using it to coat meat, you might wish you had the kosher salt.

  • If you don't have shallots, you can try substituting leek, onion, or green onion along with a clove of garlic. The flavor won't be the same, but it should do in a pinch.

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Nutritional Information

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115 Calories
2g Protein
9g Total Fat
7g Carbs
5% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
115
6%

Fat
9g
14%

  Saturated Fat
1g
10%

Carbohydrates
7g
2%

  Sugar
3g
4%

Cholesterol
2mg
1%

Sodium
54mg
2%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
2g
5%

Vitamin C
6mg
7%

Vitamin B6
0.14mg
7%

Vitamin E
1mg
7%

Fiber
1g
7%

Manganese
0.13mg
6%

Copper
0.12mg
6%

Phosphorus
54mg
5%

Vitamin K
5µg
5%

Vitamin A
233IU
5%

Vitamin B1
0.07mg
5%

Potassium
150mg
4%

Folate
15µg
4%

Magnesium
12mg
3%

Calcium
27mg
3%

Iron
0.48mg
3%

Vitamin B2
0.04mg
2%

Zinc
0.31mg
2%

Vitamin B5
0.15mg
2%

Selenium
1µg
1%

Vitamin B3
0.26mg
1%

covered percent of daily need

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