Thursday, January 1, 2015

Pomegranate Spinach Salad

Happy New Year!

Today is the day to make Portzelky (New Years Cookies) ! 

I wanted to share a salad with you today that we enjoyed often during the last few weeks. 
You might still have some pomegranates and this salad is fresh, delicious and healthy too.
The pomegranate arils are like little jewels that brighten up any salad bowl.  Buy them now while they are available.  A whole pomegranate will store will in the refrigerator for weeks. 

The apron is from Menno Apparel!  Check their link here for some fun options for your whole family. 

Pomegranate Dressing  - makes just about a cup of dressing and will be enough for a large container (312 grams / 11 ounces) of spinach
  • 4 tablespoons Pomegranate Arils (seeds)  1 Pomegranate will be enough for the dressing and the salad
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/3 cup tarragon vinegar
  • 1/3 cup avocado oil (any light tasting oil will be fine)
Salad Fixings  
  • baby spinach
  • pomegranate arils  (seeds)
  • toasted almonds slices
  • crumbled feta cheese
  1. To remove the arils (seeds) from the pomegranate,  roll the fruit on the counter, slice around the middle, split it in half and then turn it open side down over a bowl and hit the back of the fruit with a wooden spoon to release the arils. 
  2. Put all the dressing ingredients into a blender jar and process on high until smooth and frothy.  Pour into a small jar with a lid and refrigerate until just before dressing the salad.
  3. Layer the Salad Fixings in a shallow bowl for best effect.   You can make this salad as small or large as you like.  (for a large salad you will need two pomegranates.
  4. Shake the dressing and drizzle it over just before serving.  


  1. That salad sounds and looks so amazing! Happy New Year!

  2. Oh my gosh, that not only looks delicious but so pretty! Happy New Year!

  3. I love your apron - so appropriate!!

  4. How gorgeous! I have a lonely pomegranate sitting idle in my kitchen :) Happy New Year to All!

    Anna (Toronto)

  5. Looks wonderful! I have added a pomegranate to my grocery list. Had to snag!

  6. Oh I adore pomegranates! What a truly pretty salad.

    Wishing you a joyously happy and healthy new year!

  7. This looks like a delicious dressing for salads, even slathered on a pork or beef roast would be very tasty.

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  9. Delicious! We made it for our friends last night. The dressing was a lovely colour. I love it when I need an idea of what to make, and your website has just what I need. Our young children love extracting and eating the pomegranate arils (didn't know that's what they were called!). Thank you and Happy New Year!

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