Winter Pear Salad

Pears, orange, kale, Brussels sprouts, kumquats, and pomegranate (if you like) combine for a seasonal salad we'd happily gobble year-round, if we could. The side dish salad uses an oil-and-vinegar dressing with a festive addition of Prosecco.

Winter Pear Salad
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
40 mins
12 cups


  • 4 cup thinly sliced stemmed kale

  • 2 cup thinly shaved Brussels sprouts

  • 3 pears, halved, cored, and sliced

  • 1 orange, peeled and sliced

  • 1 cup kumquats, halved

  • 1 cup red seedless grapes, halved

  • ½ cup olive oil

  • cup Prosecco or dry white wine

  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped shallot

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

  • 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds (optional)


  1. Mix together kale and Brussels sprouts. Arrange pears, orange slices, kumquats, and grapes over greens.

  2. For dressing: In a screw-top jar shake well to combine the olive oil, Prosecco, vinegar, shallot, chives, mustard, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. black pepper. Drizzle dressing over salad. If desired, sprinkle with pomegranate seeds. Serves 12.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

156 Calories
10g Fat
16g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 156
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 30mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 50.4mg 252%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 276mg 6%
Folate, total 33.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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