Monday, November 4, 2013

Spinach-pomegranate salad -- Colourfully Yummy!

 Isn't this a pretty salad? And so easy to make, although the pomegranate does make you work a bit for all those juicy seeds. . .
 A 10-ounce bag of baby spinach leaves, washed and shaken into a large bowl. Top with 1/4 cup of walnut pieces, and 1/2 a red onion, sliced thinly. Crumble 1/2 cup of feta cheese on top and then add the seeds of one pomegranate, carefully extracting any pithy material.
All you need to do now is toss with 4 tablespoons of a balsamic vinaigrette -- I did this at the last minute, just before serving, because I wanted the salad to look like this as long as possible, all those ruby seeds gleaming above the greens. . . .It was so good. Serves 6, easily -- we shared it between the two of us, but I made up a few containers for my lunches this week. #nomnom

Do you have any favourite recipes or ways for eating pomegranate? Can you buy them over a longer season than we can here? We get them for several weeks, late autumn through winter, and I'm happy with that -- they're always an exotic and welcome treat.

20 comments:

  1. I want to rush out and buy all these ingredients!
    It looks like a salad full of rubies...

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    1. Isn't it beautiful?! I'm wanting to organize a dinner party so I can serve it!

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  2. Oh that looks gorgeous! and yummy too. Thank you for reminding me it is pomegranate season again.

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    1. So it's very seasonal for you as well? I love that about pomegranates, truly.

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  3. OMG - that is SO beautiful. I actually saw this post late last night and proceeded to dream about eating a salad that looks just like it.

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    1. You're such a master cook and baker, you've probably got some great tricks for pomegranates, no?

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  4. Beautiful! I've been making a basmati rice with raisins, pine nuts and pomegranate seeds, it's also delicious.
    http://theviewfromgreatisland.com/2012/11/saffron-rice-and-an-edible-mosaics-virtual-book-launch-party.html

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    1. Oh, I want to make that -- what a perfect combination!

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  5. I like a pomegranate martini. Vodka or gin with pomegranate juice with a dash of grenadine. Not as healthy as the salad.

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    1. Might not be as healthy, but it's inspiring! I'm pulling up another stool and we can be a trio (see Duchesse' below)

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  6. As soon as I began to read, my mouth puckered and watered, the way it does with pomegranates. As for recipes, I'm on the stool next to Elizabeth ;)

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    1. Can't you picture the three of us, martini glasses in hand? Thanks for the image!

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  7. I've never actually eaten a pomegranate! Juice yes, the fruit no. But that salad is severely tempting....

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    1. Funny, I've never had the juice. . . . But you must try the fruit -- it's a bit of a pain to work the seeds out, but well worth the effort. Lucky you to still have that ahead!

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  8. Oh, this looks great and very photogenic to boot! I love pomegranates!

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    1. I suppose they cost a king's ransom up where you are. . . . not only do they look like rubies, but they cost as much?

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  9. What glorious colours! It just glows and so healthy too. Perfect.

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  10. Oh, Yum. I bought a pomegranate just yesterday. And I have goat cheese in the fridge. Guess what I'm having for lunch today? Thanks for the inspiration. Gorgeous seeds - their vitality fairly pops!

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    1. Hope you'll enjoy -- it's a lively mix!

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