Pear, Pomegranate & Turkey Gorgonzola Salad Board

Pear, Pomegranate and Turkey Gorgonzola Salad Board by Lauren Thomas

Recipe excerpt from:
The Modern Hippie Table: Recipes and Menus for Eating Simply and Living Beautifully
by Lauren Thomas

If you find yourself wondering what to do with all those turkey leftovers after Thanksgiving, this delicious salad board makes a beautiful presentation to impress your family (who’s still in town) when you don’t feel like cooking. Whether you serve this salad for lunch or dinner, I can assure you that you’ll inspire a new leftovers tradition! Serves 4-6.


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon sherry or white wine vinegar
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 heads butter lettuce, torn into small pieces
  • 1 head Greenleaf lettuce, torn into small pieces
  • Approximately one pound of leftover white turkey meat, sliced or chopped
  • 1 small head radicchio lettuce, chopped
  • 4 ounces crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 large ripe pears, preferably Bartlett or Comice, cored and cut into ½- inch cubes
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils, or the seeds of one pomegranate
  • Black pepper
  • *Extra pears and pomegranates to help decorate your board

In a small bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, honey, mustard, and salt. Set aside.

In a large salad bowl, combine the butter lettuce and Greenleaf lettuce and toss to combine. On a large platter or wooden board with raised edges, arrange the lettuce to cover. On top of the lettuce, start by arranging the turkey in the center, followed by the radicchio, cheese, pears, and pomegranate arils on either side of the turkey in parallel lines. Drizzle the salad dressing evenly and toss gently just before serving. Season with black pepper to taste.

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