Sunday, September 6, 2015

Apple Pomegranate Salad

I am transferring all of the recipes from my soon to be defunct food blog to this blog!  Here's a good one!
I think the pomegranate arils are great to snack on, but I also love the juicy burst and texture they bring to a salad.
Not to mention, they look like beautiful little jewels.
Apple Pomegranate Salad // Becky's Happy Table
I added some lovely chopped up honeycrisp apple, salty feta, thinly sliced red onion, and sweet pecan halves.
The combination was a home run!
Apple Pomegranate Salad // Becky's Happy Table
For the dressing, I used a bottled balsamic dressing (from Aldi, of course) and added some apple butter and pure maple syrup to make it fall-tastic!
I used the “Organic Aged Balsamic Vinaigrette,” (it’s by all the regular dressing) not because it’s organic, but because I’m a huge sucker for anything aged balsamic.
Apple Pomegranate Salad // Becky's Happy Table
I wanted a sweet dressing, so I liked it like this.  If you like it more on the tangy side, add some apple cider vinegar.  As always, add some salt and pepper to taste!
Apple Pomegranate Salad
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This salad is autumn on a plate! Feel free to use your favorite salad greens and play around with the amounts of the other ingredients. I serve the dressing on the side as opposed to tossing it with the salad. That way the leftovers keep well and I can enjoy the salad the next day for lunch with a little leftover chicken mixed in.
Ingredients
  • Salad greens (I used some spring mix and chopped romaine hearts)
  • Pomegranate arils (I used about half of the arils from a small pomegranate)
  • Chopped honeycrisp apple (I used 1 medium apple)
  • Thinly sliced red onion (I'm not a hug raw onion fan, so I added maybe 2 tablespoons)
  • Crumbled feta (I love me some feta)
  • Roughly chopped pecan halves (you can toast them on the stove top or in the oven, but I ran out of time)
  • For the dressing:
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinaigrette dressing
  • 2 tablespoons apple butter
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
Instructions
  1. Put salad greens in a serving bowl. Add the pomegranate arils, chopped apples, onion, feta, and nuts to taste.
  2. Combine the balsamic vinaigrette, apple butter, and pure maple syrup in a small bowl and whisk together. Add salt and pepper to taste. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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