Pear, Feta, Watercress, and Hazelnut Salad

Let Disney on Broadway take you around the world in four courses with a set of recipes inspired by Disney’s Tony award winning musical comedy, Aladdin.

On this stop, we visit Turkey for a sweet and savory pomegranate-roasted pear, feta, watercress, and hazelnut salad.

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Pear, Feta, Watercress, and Hazelnut Salad

10 min
20 min


  • 3 pears
  • ¼ cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups watercress
  • 8 oz feta cheese, crumbled
  • ¾ cup hazelnuts, roasted and chopped
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • For dressing: 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate juice
  • 1 garlic clove, very finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and pepper

Helpful Tip

This recipe was inspired by Turkey: More than 100 Recipes, with Tales from the Road by Leanne Kitchen.

Cutting should be done by an adult.


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Slice pears into six pieces, remove seeds, and place in a small baking dish.

  3. Sprinkle pears with pomegranate juice, brown sugar, and olive oil.

  4. Roast pears for 20 minutes, stirring regularly, until tender and slightly caramelized. Remove from oven, and cool.

  5. While pears are cooling, dress the watercress with the dressing.

  6. Assemble salad – place dressed watercress on plate, and top with crumbled feta, chopped hazelnuts, three pieces of roasted pear, and a few pomegranate seeds.

  7. For dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, pomegranate juice, chopped garlic, cumin, and olive oil. 2) Season with salt and pepper, and set aside.

Posted 6 years Ago
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