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Greens Salad with Pomegranate

Greens salad with pomegranate

I absolutely love the visual presentation of this salad recipe as the goat cheese resembles fallen snow, and is complimented by the crisp greens and ruby red pomegranate jewels – not to mention it is literally bursting with flavour!

My Greens Salad with Pomegranate Recipe . . .

  • ½ cup Pomegranate Seeds
  • 2-3 cups of Mixed Organic Greens
  • ¼ Avocado
  • 1 oz Goats Cheesepomegranate fruit

Toss and enjoy!

For dressings I like to keep it simple but you can dress this salad with almost anything you like . . . Here’s what I typically use . . .

  • Drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Juice ½ lime or lemon squeezed
  • Dash of balsamic vinegar

Did you know . . .

Pomegranates are rich in antioxidants, in fact the antioxidant potential of the pomegranate fruit is thought to be up to three times higher than that of green tea and red wine! Pomegranates contain about 5 grams of fibre per serving.

Arils are the seeds of the pomegranate, surrounded by a juice sac. The more brilliant and ruby red in colour, the healthier, sweeter and tarter juice!

If you only have access to the full fruit, here’s a simple tutorial on how to do it yourself, as explained on the Pom Wonderful website!

The efficient procedure for opening a pomegranate in seven simple steps.

Step. 1 Cut
With a sharp paring knife, cut off the top and bottom, about a half inch below the crown.

Step. 2 Score
Once the top has been removed, four to six sections of the pomegranate divided by the white membrane will be visible. With the knife’s point, score the skin along each section.

pomegranateStep. 3 Open

Using both hands, carefully pull the pomegranate apart in a bowl of water, breaking it into smaller sections.

Step. 4 Loosen
Under water, loosen the arils and allow them to sink to the bottom of the bowl; the membrane will float to the top.

Step. 5 Scoop
Use a spoon to scoop out the pieces of white membrane that have floated to the top of the water.

Step. 6 Strain
Pour the arils and remaining liquid through a strainer.

Step. 7 Enjoy
A typical fruit usually yields ½ to ¾ of a cup of seeds. Add Pomegranate to your recipes and enjoy the new flavour burst you experience. It’s like adding a little sweet and savoury to your meals!

Give Pomegranates a try and let me know what you think!

Jo 😉 xx



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