Pomegranate Salad With Honey-Cider Vinaigrette

November 8, 2009 by Ali

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Ok, so I wasn’t really planning to add this impromptu little salad to the blog. (And thus, my apologies for the lack of prep photos.) But holy cow — it was too delicious not to share!

So allow me to introduce to you my new favorite autumn salad. It’s simple, full of great texture and flavor, and super-quick to prepare (literally took me 5 minutes!). But the best part is that it features three of my absolute favorite fall ingredients — pomegranates, apple cider, and candied walnuts. YUM!!!

Of course, feel free to add in any other favorite fall fruits (apples, oranges, grapes), cheeses (goat, blue, gorgonzola), greens (lettuce, arugula), or nuts you have on hand. But the pomegranate seeds and honey-cider vinaigrette are a must! :) Enjoy!

Pomegranate Salad With Honey-Cider Viniagrette

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 8 cups

Ingredients

  • 6-7 cups spinach, washed and dried
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup sugared or toasted pecans (recipe forthcoming!)
  • feta cheese, crumbled
  • Honey-Cider Vinaigrette Ingredients:
  • 6 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. honey or agave nectar
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 pinches of salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Method

In a small bowl, whisk together ingredients for vinaigrette until well-blended.

Just before serving, toss spinach with vinaigrette. Then add in pomegranate seeds, pecans and feta and toss once more. Serve immediately.

(Or for a different presentation, once you have tossed the spinach with the vinaigrette, divide it among the plates. Then top each salad with the pomegranate seeds, pecans, and feta.)

Ali’s Tip: Being that I also have a few zillion Christmas songs running through my mind right now (yes, ’tis the season already on my to-do list at work), it occurs to me as I look at the photo that this might also make a lovely holiday salad… :)

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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4 thoughts on “Pomegranate Salad With Honey-Cider Vinaigrette

  1. I had an extra pomegranate that I needed to use up, and I LOVE your site, so I looked up pomegranate in your search engine and I stumbled accross this old little gem. Man, it is awesome! I’m totally not a salad person, but this is so tasty! I have had it for lunch every day this week :) Thanks!

    - Lizzie

  2. Hi Ali,

    Thanks for posting this! I was scouring the internet looking for a salad to take to friends on Christmas Day to add to the dinner and I found yours which not only looks lovely but is healthy and I’m sure tasty too! (I’ll let you know the raves it receives.

    Just one question, how many does this amount serve?

    Thanks again for sharing this!

    Blessings,
    Irene

    - Irene Ferguson

  3. Looks like a tasty salad. I have been loving the cider-pomegranate combination lately… I made some pork chops with a POM-cider glaze. I bet the vinaigrette would be tasty with some POM juice added, too!

    - Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

  4. Soooooooo healthy!! I will have to try it. Looks delish!
    Thanks for sharing!!

    - Susan