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:
  • ¼ cup POM Wonderful juice
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • To make the salad:
  • Mixed greens (I like the herb mix)
  • ¼ 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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