Pear and Pomegranate Salad: If you find fresh pears in the marketplace, buy them and attempt this fresh pear salad. A warm dressing of pomegranate juice, lemon, mustard powder, honey and freshly ground pepper introduce a brilliant taste to the cut pear cubes. Toss in crisp iceberg lettuce too, it adds a definite crunch to the salad. Serve this one immediately and enjoy the fresh taste of pears and the sweet-spice flavours of the dressing. Very appetizing!

Preparation Time: 15 mins   
Cooking Time: 2 mins   
Total Time: 17 mins    
Makes 4 servings


1 1/2 cups pear cubes
1/2 cup pomegranate (anar)
2 1/2 cups iceberg lettuce , torn into small pieces
1 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp pomogranate juice
1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp mustard (rai / sarson) powder , readily available in the market
3/4 tbsp honey
2 tsp freshly ground black pepper (kalimirch) to taste
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  1. Immerse the lettuce leaves in ice-cold water for 10 minutes and drain well. This will make them crisp.
  2. Combine the lettuce, pear and pomegranate in a deep bowl, toss well and keep aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a small non- stick pan, add the pomegranate juice, lemon juice, mustard powder, honey and pepper powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  4. Pour this warm dressing over the salad and toss well.
  5. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Value

Value per serving % Daily Values
Energy 111 cal 6%
Protein 2 g 4%
Carbohydrates 16.8 g 6%
Fiber 3.6 g 14%
Fat 4.1 g 6%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Vitamin A 543 mcg 11%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0.1 mg 10%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.1 mg 9%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 0.5 mg 4%
Vitamin C 17 mg 42%
Vitamin E 0.4 mg 3%
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9) 37.5 mcg 19%
Calcium 40.7 mg 7%
Iron 2.1 mg 10%
Magnesium 36.3 mg 10%
Phosphorus 47.6 mg 8%
Sodium 32.8 mg 2%
Potassium 144.7 mg 3%
Zinc 0.3 mg 3%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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