Being time poor at Christmas is a given so I’m all about quick meals with maximum impact for minimum effort. Meet my Christmas salad.

During a trip to Cyprus in 2017, I fell in love with pomegranates. They are little bursts of flavour that absolutely bring a little Christmas sparkle. So, I have combined all of my favourite ingredients and present o you my Christmas salad. I hope you love it as much as I do.

This salad is gluten free but if you wanted to make it diary free, simply substitute the cheese with dairy free fetta – all now very widely available at most supermarkets. We love the Bio-Cheese brand.

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Alex xx

A Christmas Salad: Pomegranate, Blue Cheese and Pear

The fastest and yummiest Christmas salad – great to accompany turkey or even fresh seafood
Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: BBQ salads, Christmas
Servings: 4
Cost: $12


The Salad

  • 3 cups leafy salad green mix
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • cup crumbled blue cheese
  • ¼ cup crushed walnuts
  • ¼ cup cranberry vinaigrette
  • 1 pear sliced, I used Beurre Bosc

The Cranberry Viniagrette

  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp cranberry juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped dried cranberries
  • tsp Bitters, I used Angostura Bitters
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • Make the viniagrette. In a small jar, add the ingredients and shake until mixed. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Assemble salad ingredients on a plate. Drizzle over the viniagrette.

Alex xx