Pomegranate Winter Salad

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Pomegranate Winter Salad

When my friend Elicia invited me to join her family of 25+ people on Thanksgiving the first thing that came to mind was what the heck will I bring.  I had never met anyone in her family and I wanted to bring something that obviously tasted good but wasn’t too heavy.

I had just finished a two week Conscious Cleanse  and I was feeling amazing.  I love to indulge and I believe that healthy and mindful indulgences are absolutely essential in life, but Thanksgiving isn’t my time to indulge. I don’t like Turkey, stuffing is just okay, and I really don’t get the obsession with pumpkin pie(unless its loaded with whipped cream, then I get it). For me, this isn’t a meal that I feel necessary to go overboard on. As I was thinking about what dish to bring I knew I wanted to keep it healthy so there was a lighter option for myself and others and of course I wanted it to taste amazing so everyone could enjoy it. After stalking Pinterest for three days and finding this beautiful salad on Brooklyn Supper I had in mind what I wanted to make.  This salad not only pleased the appetites of 25 strangers I had never met before, but the creamy goat cheese, pomegranates and satsumas really brightened up my Thanksgiving plate.  


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Three Things I Love About This Recipe:

  1. You can make it the day before, and just wait to add your dressing on when its ready to be served
  2. You can use any seasonal sweet citrus fruits you have on hand
  3. It tastes damn good

Pomegranate Winter Salad (Serves four-cooking for more? Double the Batch)

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Salad Ingredients: 

  • 6 cups mixed greens(I used an arugula and spinach mix, then I made this about a week later and used spinach and kale, both turned out great)
  • 2 satsumas, peeled and separated(you can use any sweet citrus; oranges, tangerines etc)
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • Soft goat cheese
  • Rosemary for garnish(optional)
  • 1 shallot sliced
  • Real Salt

Salad Preparation:

Artfully arrange all ingredients on a serving platter. Drizzle with dressing and enjoy. 

Salad Dressing(This will leave you with leftover dressing, if your going to make it one might as well have some leftovers for another meal)!

  • 1/2 cup avocado oil(a good quality olive oil works too)
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 3-4 tbsp. sweet citrus juice
  • 1 tsp rosemary, minced
  • Pinch of Real Salt

Preparation for dressing:

Add all ingredients into a bowl and mix well until combined. Store the extra dressing in an airtight container. 

 

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