Say “I Do” to pomegranates!
Beautiful and amazing, pomegranates are cherished all around the world for their exquisite beauty, flavor,color and tremendous health benefits. Since baby spinach is one of my most favorite salad ingredients, I tried pairing it with these delicious little seeds for huge results.
Their history is as rich as their flavor. Pomegranates have been symbols of prosperity, hope, and abundance in every part of the world during their 4000 year history. They have proven to be an inspiration to artists through the years as well as authors and historians.
Spinach Pomegranate Salad
8 cups baby spinach leaves, no stems and torn into bite size pieces
1/3 cup mandarin orange slices
1/4 cup red onion, chopped fine
1/2 pomegranate, seeded
Combine spinach, oranges and onion in a serving bowl and toss to mix. Add the pomegranate arils to the salad
For the dressing:
2 tablespoons canola oil
2 tablespoons local honey
2 teaspoons grenadine syrup
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
Combine oil, honey, grenadine syrup and chili powder and whisk well. Pour dressing over salad and toss gently.
Note: Pomegranate arils or seeds are available in tubs, ready to eat without the hassle of peeling the pomegranate. These arils are very fresh and will last for about 2 weeks with refrigeration. They are tender, sweet and tart. They are also delicious in desserts, sorbets, soups, and sauces. They’ll enhance about any dish or just eat them by themselves for a sweet, tart snack.