Apple Pomegranate Fall Salad

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I mentioned this salad briefly in my previous post, Tartlette au Citron. Apple Pomegranate Fall Salad was prepared for a Friendsgiving get together over Thanksgiving holiday. It was a great hit so thought I should share it with you. Maybe you will like it too.

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During the holidays and family gathering meals, often we would overeat on meat and fried food (isn’t that what most guests would bring to a potluck?). It would be a nice change to make or bring a colorful refreshing bowl of greens to cleanse the palettes. Apple Pomegranate Fall Salad uses fall’s most seasonal ingredients like apple and pomegranate which add sweetness and color, honey roasted pecans provide nutty and crunchy taste, and the tangy citrus vinaigrette brings the dish together like a gourmet salad.

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Apple Pomegranate Fall Salad

Serving: 4
Ingredients:
1 cup honey roasted pecan (see recipe below)
1/2 cup citrus champagne vinaigrette dressing (see recipe below)
4 boiled eggs, thinly sliced or halved
1/2 apple, peeled and thinly sliced
1/4 pomegranate, peeled
8 cups green mix (organic baby spinach, arugula, organic baby romaine lettuce, organic baby chard)
Feta cheese crumbs (optional)
Honey Roasted Pecan
1 cup pecan, halved
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp honey
Citrus Champagne Vinaigrette Dressing
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup citrus champagne muscat vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp mustard seed powder
3 basil leaves, finely chopped
Preparation:
Honey Roasted Pecan
Pre-heat oven to 375F. Place pecans in an even layer on baking sheet. Roast about 9 – 11 minutes. Set aside.
In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add honey and combine. Add pecan and stir until mixture simmers and foams, about 3 – 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with wax paper. Separate the pecan to avoid clumps. Cool completely.
Citrus Champagne Vinaigrette
Pour oil and vinegar into a container. Add garlic, mustard powder and basil. Mix until all ingredients combine. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Apple Pomegranate Fall Salad
In a salad bowl, add spring mix. Layer honey roasted pecans, eggs and apple slices. Sprinkle pomegranate and cheese on top. Pour vinaigrette dress. Toss and combine. Serve.
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45 Responses to Apple Pomegranate Fall Salad

  1. Such a beautiful salad!

    And I’ve never thought of pomegranate in a salad but it sounds incredible! Makes me wish I could have a bite of it through my screen!!

    thanks for sharing this amazing recipe dear!

    xoxo,
    felicia

    • Irene says:

      Hi Felicia! Glad you enjoyed the salad. Pomegranate is great with almost everything except by itself. Its color adds a delicious pop of color to the look of a dish too. Is it easy to find pomegranate in BA? ~Irene

  2. I am drooling — that salad looks fabulous! The colors are gorgeous! I really appreciate a well-cooked egg and those look absolutely perfect.

  3. That salad looks incredible! Definitely bookmarking this to make myself. Thank you for sharing!!!!

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  5. My French Heaven says:

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  6. Anna says:

    Fantastic looking salad! Your photos are superb. Thanks :)

  7. Thanks for sharing this delicious work of art!

  8. Love-love-looooove your pictures! What camera do you use? And do you have some tips for a not so accomplished food photographer?

    • Irene says:

      Thanks for the kind words! I have a Canon 50D. I am also an amateur in photography. Learning on my own as I go. The most important thing I learned so far is lighting. I usually try to photo my food nearby a well-lit window with soft light.

  9. Love how you slice the eggs crossways instead. They look especially good that way. Must remember to do that next time! Beautiful photos, too.

  10. Vespa Woolf says:

    What beautiful photos! I love the idea of this vinaigrette and the honey roasted pecans, too. Summer is just starting here so I look forward to trying this soon!

  11. Such a beautiful salad, happy I found your blog today :)

  12. I love coming across vibrant and healthy recipes like this during the winter months. I just went out last night to pick up some fresh greens because winter tends to encourage heavy starchy foods, so now I can make a beautiful salad like this one!

    • Irene says:

      You are exactly right, Jaime! Our bodies tend to want heavy food to try to keep the bodies warm. A salad helps to balance out. And thank you for stopping by!

  13. gotasté says:

    This is such a great recipe. I eat a lot of salad and this is just the way I like it! And your photos…have you ever thought of selling them? Seriously.

    • Irene says:

      Thanks, Danny! I don’t think people will want my photos. They don’t look as good as the pro yet. Hopefully one day someone will want them :)

      Give the recipe a try. Maybe you will like it as much as I did. I used to not like having fruits in my salad and now I love it :)

      • gotasté says:

        I will! And I am pretty confident that I will love it just like you do. :-)

        Don’t underestimate yourself. They are very well done already. Do you touch up your photos in photoshop?

        • Irene says:

          I edit a little with some contrast and exposure. Nothing fancy as I am still learning as I go on how to use the editing tool as well as some enhance photography skills. So much to learn so little time :)

  14. christine says:

    Une belle et bonne recette, moi qui aime les salades ça m’a donné envie ! je trouve l’idée des graine de grenades très original. A bientôt. En voici une autre : http://christeav.wordpress.com/2012/11/10/salade-dautomne/

  15. Irene says:

    Thank you, Christine! I like salad because you can throw what you find in the fridge together in a manner of time.

    Thanks for your sharing your link! Your salad looks great! I will have to try it one day too :)

  16. jalal michael sabbagh.http://gravatar.com/jmsabbagh86@gmail.com says:

    It is delightful to visit your blog.l do like creative posts.By the way the salad was sooooo good.Wishing you and your joyful season of holidays. Thank you for keeping in touch.jalal

  17. johncoyote says:

    The food looked very good. I wish I had time and patience to cook. Thank you for the recipe.

  18. sofiadylan says:

    jummmm!! om you make me sooo hungry!

  19. seule771 says:

    Hi Irene,
    Thank you for sharing such lovely recipes. I was at a grocery chain type store name Aldi (www.aldi.us) (facebook.com/aldiusa) and they had many lovely pomegranate and I pass up on buying them; not sure why? Seeing I had read this menu from your blog prior to going there. Good luck with wedding plans and happy holidays!

  20. jalal michael sabbagh.http://gravatar.com//jmsabbagh86@gmail.com says:

    Hi Irene,l am delighted you liked my post ..the choice is ours.Wishing you and yours a joyous Christmas and a wonderful new year.jalal

  21. scott2608 says:

    Fantastic photos and now I need a snack!

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