Here’s a light and healthy recipe for Mixed Greens Pomegranate Salad.
This is a salad recipe that has very few ingredients, but it’s festive-looking for fall, delicious and good for you! Sometimes simple recipes are the best. You can add some shredded chicken into this salad to make it a nice, healthy meal. Check out the nutritional information on this Mixed Greens Pomegranate Salad. It’s dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, paleo, vegetarian and vegan. And it happens to be Weight Watchers friendly too. So I guess it’s one of those recipes that’s for just about everyone!
You’ll begin with the salad dressing, which is prepared directly in a salad bowl. Pomegranate juice, chopped shallots, champagne or white wine vinegar and olive oil are poured into the bowl and combined with a little bit of salt and pepper.
Mixed greens are placed directly on top of the salad dressing in the bowl. You can use the already prepared, packaged mixed greens or you can chop up some red and green leaf lettuce to use instead.
Unless you’re really good at it, don’t bother trying to get seeds and juice from a fresh pomegranate. It’s difficult, but if you’re really into doing it that way you can follow instructions for How to Seed and Juice a Pomegranate here. Otherwise, just look for Pomegranate juice at your market. It’s usually sold near the produce section with the other refrigerated juices. Pomegranate seeds can usually be found in the produce section as well. And I always see them at Trader Joe’s too.
Pomegranate seeds and chopped toasted pecans are added to the mixed greens. Use salad tongs to toss and combine with the dressing. That’s it!
Place a skillet over medium heat on the stove. Add the chopped pecans and heat them in a dry skillet, stirring constantly until they are fragrant and lightly browned (maybe one shade darker than their original color).
This lovely salad is a beautiful one for the winter season. It’s nice to have something simple to make when you’re buried in a sea of other goodies that are perhaps more difficult to prepare. Enjoy!