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I was asked to bring a green salad to Thanksgiving dinner this year. I don’t know why, but I hate making green salads! You would think I would love them, but I don’t. I love veggies, but don’t make salads that often. After trying to decide what to take, and knowing it wouldn’t really matter because really, who goes to Thanksgiving dinner to eat green salad anyway? I wanted something different, light, and something that incorporated fruits of the season. My sister (my go-to for suggestions) told me to make a berry spinach salad with this honey lime dressing and I agreed. I opted for pears, apples, and pomegranates instead of berries because they were in season and sounded delicious to me at the time! Keep in mind that this is more of a suggestion than an actual recipe, because I kind of made it up as I went along to make enough for the entire family (about 22 people). 

Pomegranate Pear Spinach Salad with Honey Lime Dressing

1 large bag fresh spinach
3 pears, diced
2 apples, diced
2 pomegranates, seeded
grated mozzarella cheese (about 1 c)

Combine in a large bowl.

Honey Lime Dressing

6 T raw honey
2 large limes
4 T fresh mint

Juice limes into small bowl. Chop the mint finely and add to lime juice along with honey. Whisk to combine.

Drizzle dressing over salad and toss lightly to combine.


I loved this salad. It was light and fresh and the perfect addition to a heavy meal. I also made some cinnamon roasted almonds, chopped them, and had them for people to add if they wanted. I loved the addition and would just add them to the salad itself if there weren’t nut allergies in our family. The dressing is delicious and simple and adds the perfect amount of sweet and tangy flavors to this salad. I can’t wait to try it next summer with berries too!

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  1. Lacey Reed says:

    This sounds DELICIOUS!! I am totally a salad person and I can't wait to try this recipe!

  2. It does sound really great – you got some serious talent in those brains of yours! (your sis deserves the credit too I should add!)

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Hey, I'm Kels!

a homeschooling mom of four who used to blog about food, has a book about sourdough, and who is now walking through the grief of losing my dad.

I have lots of recipes and resources, but now it's just about me being real, walking through the messy and beautiful parts of life.


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