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Mixed Greens and Pomegranate Salad

Mixed Green Salad with Pomegranate Dressing and Toasted Almonds

Our first garden harvest. The lettuce greens were quick to grow and overflow their container. Yes, I probably planted them too thick. But we may be able to get 2-3 salads out of the sucker before it gets too hot for the tender greens. I enjoyed this salad so much, I wish there were more hearty lettuces that could be grown into the summer.

The recipe itself was recommended to me by my mom. And while I didn’t have Champagne vinegar (I used white wine vinegar instead), and substituted sliced almonds for the pecans, and unfortunately couldn’t find any pomegranete arils to garnish, it was still delicious.

A big thank you to the fine folks at POM Wonderful for sending me some of their delicious juice to try. Being that pomegranate juice isn’t something we often buy, it’s been tricky for me to find things to do with it. Next on my list is this delicious pomegranate sorbet from a few years back. You know, once our water is back to normal and all.

Mixed Green Salad with Pomegranate Dressing and Toasted Almonds

Makes 6 servings. Adapted from CookingLight.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup pomegranate juice
1 1/2 tablespoons Champagne or white wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons minced shallots
2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
6 cups mixed salad greens
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
4 teaspoons sliced almonds or chopped pecans, toasted

Directions:

Combine juice, vinegar, shallots, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add salad greens, pomegranate seeds, and nuts; toss well to combine. Serve immediately.

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  1. 1
    Posted On May 8, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    POM is sending me some juice so I’m scouting around for recipes! This looks delicious, love your using it as a salad dressing.

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  2. 2
    Posted On May 8, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Mmmmm, that does look good. So lovely and fresh :)

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  3. 3
    Posted On May 9, 2010 at 2:18 am

    Lovely salad! I had never even heard of champagne vinegar! Sounds very decadent…:)
    I wish I had a little less snails in my garden and some lettuce….

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  4. 4
    Posted On May 9, 2010 at 4:33 am

    I love pomegrantes in salads. They give such a wonderful colour – like beads!

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  5. 5
    Posted On May 9, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    This salad sounds bright and flavorful. I haven’t seen Champagne vinegar around town, though Trader Joe’s sells a very tasty orange muscat vinegar that I recommend. They also have fresh pomegranate seeds at the moment!

    Can’t wait to hear about the sorbet!

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    margie/mom
    Posted On May 10, 2010 at 12:29 am

    I have been too busy packing to read Love & Olive Oil this weekend!
    So glad you have eaten your first home grown lettuce and that you tried it with this delicious salad that we had last Thanksgiving.

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  7. 7
    Posted On May 10, 2010 at 9:04 am

    Your little greens are so cute! Did you keep them outside? We’re trying to do an outside garden this summer but I’m a little worried I won’t be able to get much in the way of lettuce before it heats up.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  8. 8
    Posted On May 10, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Congrats of your first garden harvest! Love your pictures. Looks like a fabulous salad.

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  9. 9
    Posted On May 11, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Delicious! I always love new ideas for salads!

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