Autumn Pomegranate Salad

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I love seasonal salads.  I probably have hundreds of variations for salads.

One of my favorites is this mixed greens salad with pomegranates. Pomegranates are full of anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.  They are also natural and low in sugar. I know craisins are very popular in salads now…and I like them too! However, it seems like most salads using dried cranberries can tastfully be subbed for for pomegranate seeds. They are worth the hassle. I will peal the fruit ahead and put the seeds in a baggie or container to use as needed. My kids love them and will eat them right out of the bag!

For this salad, I used mixed greens, pomegranate seeds, chopped green onions, goat cheese and spiced walnuts (see recipe below). I seasoned the salad with dill weed, salt and pepper, olive oil and an a little balsamic vinegar. Simple dressings taste better and usually are better for you.  Create your portions according to your tastes and the size of your dinner party.


Spiced Walnuts

1/2 cup of roughly chopped walnuts

2 tsp of REAL  maple syrup

a few dashes of olive oil

a few dashes of red cayenne pepper. *I like mine spicy. Add according to your taste.

salt and pepper to taste


Add all ingredients into a saucepan. Turn on med/high and continuously stir for several minutes with a wooden spoon.  Once the nuts are fully roasted, remove from pan and let cool on plate or foil. You can store what you don’t use in a ziploc bag in your fridge.


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