Mediterranean Salad with Pomegranate Lemon Dressing

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This Mediterranean Salad with Pomegranate Lemon Dressing is a great base for a healthy and nutritious meal. Pick a protein or cheese to add to it (my favorite is feta) and you’ve got dinner sorted!

mixed greens with pomegranate and lemon dressing

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

Ingredients

The dressing:

  • 1/4 cup POM Wonderful juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground pepper

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 seasoning is 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: 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
mixed green salad with pomegranate lemon dressing recipe

Step 7: 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

Step 8: 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

How To Store Mediterranean Salad

Put the undressed salad in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to dine once more, let the salad sit at room temperature for 20 minutes; this will bring out the flavors in the ingredients. Stir up the salad to mix the ingredients and get them reacquainted. Squirt some lemon juice on it to freshen it up a bit. Add the dressing, which you can store separately for up to 7 days. Just give it a shake first.

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mixed greens with pomegranate and lemon dressing

Mediterranean Salad with Pomegranate Lemon Dressing

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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
 

  • 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.
  • 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.
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