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Mediterranean Salad with Pomegranate Lemon Dressing

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If you are looking for an original salad for this summer, look no further. This Mediterranean Salad with Pomegranate Lemon Dressing is a great base for a healthy and nutritious meal. You will just need to pick a protein or cheese to add to it (my favorite is feta)!

mixed greens with pomegranate lemon dressing recipe

My children loved drinking pomegranate juice and I really like cooking with it. Pomegranate juice is sweet and tart at the same time and I thought that it would be the 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 springboard for a dinner salad. Add a protein, like a piece of grilled chicken or some salmon, or some feta cheese and you have a filling and very nutritious meal.

mixed greens with pomegranate lemon dressing recipe

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
mixed green salad with pomegranate lemon dressing recipe

How to Make // The Steps

Step 1:

Put all of the ingredients into a blender.

mixed green salad with pomegranate lemon dressing recipe

Step 2:

Give the blender a whirl. Isn’t that a gorgeous color for a salad dressing?

mixed green salad with pomegranate lemon dressing recipe

Step 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.

mixed green salad with pomegranate lemon dressing recipe

Step 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: a wooden spoon.

mixed green salad with pomegranate lemon dressing recipe

Step 5:

Slice the pomegranate in half. Give it a gentle squeeze to loosen up the seeds.

mixed green salad with pomegranate lemon dressing recipe

Step 6:

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

Step 7:

And there you have a bowl of lovely pomegranate seeds.

mixed green salad with pomegranate lemon dressing recipe

Step 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.

mixed green salad with pomegranate lemon dressing recipe

Go out and get yourself a pomegranate juice and a pomegranate for your next salad. Or just for a snack. You will be happy that you did.

mixed green salad with pomegranate lemon dressing recipe
mixed greens with pomegranate lemon dressing recipe

Mediterranean Salad with Pomegranate Lemon Dressing

Yield: serves 4

Mixed Greens with Pomegranate Lemon Dressing - Sometimes the simplest things are the best. A simple mixed green salad with pomegranate lemon dressing with crunchy pomegranates.

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.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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Rhona @ Mrs Ellwood's Simple Life

Thursday 17th of January 2013

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: https://www.mrsellwood.co.uk/2012/10/puy-lentil-pomegranate-and-feta-salad.html

bakedbree

Saturday 19th of January 2013

That salad sounds amaizing! I need to make that soon.

AmyLynn

Tuesday 1st of January 2013

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!

bakedbree

Monday 14th of January 2013

Sorry you didn't like it.

Treathyl FOX

Thursday 11th of October 2012

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: https://pinterest.com/pin/183943966001660417/

bakedbree

Sunday 14th of October 2012

Good theory! And welcome. :)

Linday

Tuesday 19th of October 2010

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

bakedbree

Wednesday 20th of October 2010

Thank you Lindsay! I am jealous, do you get to drink POM juice all day?

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Wednesday 13th of October 2010

Great and useful info, as usual. Thank you!

bakedbree

Wednesday 13th of October 2010

you are welcome Astrid!

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