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mixed greens with pomegranate lemon dressing recipeThe 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.

mixed greens with pomegranate lemon dressing recipeFor 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

mixed green salad with pomegranate lemon dressing recipe Put all of the ingredients into a blender.

mixed green salad with pomegranate lemon dressing recipe Give the blender a whirl.  Isn’t that a gorgeous color for a salad dressing?

mixed green salad with pomegranate lemon dressing recipe 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.

mixed green salad with pomegranate lemon dressing recipe To make the salad:

Mixed greens (I like the herb mix)
1/4 cup pepita seeds
1 pomegranate
salt and pepper
Pomegranate-Lemon Dressing

mixed green salad with pomegranate lemon dressing recipe 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.

mixed green salad with pomegranate lemon dressing recipe Slice the pomegranate in half.  Give it a gentle squeeze to loosen up the seeds.

mixed green salad with pomegranate lemon dressing recipe Then turn it over, and beat it with the wooden spoon.  Works like a charm.  Every time.

mixed green salad with pomegranate lemon dressing recipe And there you have a bowl of lovely pomegranate seeds.

mixed green salad with pomegranate lemon dressing recipe 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.

mixed green salad with pomegranate lemon dressing recipe

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.

Mixed Greens with Pomegranate Lemon Dressing

Ingredients

  • 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
  • To make the salad:
  • Mixed greens (I like the herb mix)
  • 1/4 cup pepita seeds
  • 1 pomegranate
  • salt and pepper
  • Pomegranate-Lemon Dressing

Instructions

  1. Put all of the ingredients into a blender.
  2. Give the blender a whirl. Isn’t that a gorgeous color for a salad dressing?
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Slice the pomegranate in half. Give it a gentle squeeze to loosen up the seeds.
  6. Then turn it over, and beat it with the wooden spoon. Works like a charm. Every time.
  7. And there you have a bowl of lovely pomegranate seeds.
  8. 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.
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29 Responses to Mixed Greens with Pomegranate Lemon Dressing

  1. Christina says:

    this looks absolutely delicious!

  2. Dangler says:

    This looks delish! I’m ripping this whole bit off for dinner tonight with a piece of grilled salmon. Love lemony-pomegranatey-vinaigretty dressings!

  3. Alejandra says:

    What a great idea to make a dressing out of the juice! I’m definitely going to try it.

  4. Debbie says:

    Another way to remove the Pom seeds is to cut off the “crown,” of the pom, make several scores and carefully pull apart the pom over a bowl of cool water: http://www.pomwonderful.com/products/freshfruit/pomegranate-101/

  5. This dressing sounds really good!!! I spotted pomengrantes in the market last week, yay!

  6. sarah says:

    Oooh, this looks scrumptious! I can’t wait to try it out. I just found your blog and have been lovin’ all the great recipes you’ve been sharing.

  7. Anna-in-N. says:

    Wow, what a find.
    a) this is a lovely salad dressing and
    b) I love your method of seed extraction. Until now I have used the “under-water-method” which works but yours is superior . Having just bought a Pomegranate this morning, I went to the kitchen … as a sceptic … leaving the kitchen an acolyte! It works!!! …. after just a short period of “slapping”, the seeds fell into the bowl and those few pieces of membrane were easily removed. I also love it, that all the juice is saved.

  8. Great and useful info, as usual. Thank you!

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  10. Linday says:

    I LOVE the festive fall candy cups in your header :) Fabulous photo. Also really like the pomegranate salad! I love pomegranates and happen to work for POM Wonderful as well … that’s how I found your beautiful blog!

    Cheers,

    Lindsay

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    What a great blog this is! I have a theory. My theory is any recipe with pomegranate as an ingredient is gourmet. So this post was shared via Pinterest on Gourmet Stop board. Here’s the link: http://pinterest.com/pin/183943966001660417/

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  14. AmyLynn says:

    I tried this recipe tonight, and though it is a beautiful dish, we didn’t like it at all. The flavors just were not right. We actually ended up throwing it away so for the cost of the pom. juice and fruit, I would probably pass on this one. The concept was a good one though!

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  16. Love the look of this, and I love pomegranate and lemon together so I think it would taste beautiful too- definitely adding it to our rotation of simple salads! I adore pomegranate, and try to find a way to put it in absolutely anything- I think the little bursts of flavour and jewels of colour jazz up any dish! My favourite way to use them is in a lentil salad with feta and red onion: http://www.mrsellwood.co.uk/2012/10/puy-lentil-pomegranate-and-feta-salad.html

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