The very nice people at POM Wonderful sent me a case of delicious and healthy pomegranate juice to enjoy. My children loved drinking it and I liked cooking with it. Pomegranate juice is sweet and tart at the same time and I though that it would be perfect base for my salad dressing. I was right. I really love a simple mixed green salad for lunch or to start a meal. I also think that a simple salad like this is a spring board for a dinner salad. Add a protein, like a piece of grilled chicken or some salmon, and you have a filling and very nutritious meal.
For the dressing:
1/4 cup POM Wonderful juice
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup canola oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Put all of the ingredients into a blender.
Give the blender a whirl. Isn’t that a gorgeous color for a salad dressing?
Taste the dressing to make sure that the seasonings are balanced. Test the dressing on a lettuce leaf. You will see how it would actually taste on the salad.
To make the salad:
Mixed greens (I like the herb mix)
1/4 cup pepita seeds
salt and pepper
I love pomegranates and use them a lot. But those little buggers can be hard to open up and get the seeds out. Here is what you need to do that: a wooden spoon.
Slice the pomegranate in half. Give it a gentle squeeze to loosen up the seeds.
Then turn it over, and beat it with the wooden spoon. Works like a charm. Every time.
And there you have a bowl of lovely pomegranate seeds.
Arrange some greens on a plate and scatter some pomegranate seeds and pepita seeds on top of the greens. Drizzle some dressing on top and season with salt and pepper.
Go out and get yourself a POM Wonderful juice and a pomegrante for your next salad. Or just for a snack. You will be happy that you did.