Visually stunning. Absolutely delectable. Too easy for words. THIS salad will be on our menu quite often. Packed with good things (pomegranate seeds, lettuce, olive oil, onion, pecans) it is perfect as is for a light meal, or served with something grilled or roasted. It’s also perfect for the holidays!
📒This is my “Sticky Note” version of this recipe… (Mom, don’t print this 😉 it’s in the mail on the way to you now…) – See notes below on how to seed a pomegranate and how to select one when at the grocery store!
This recipe is from www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com by Christy Denney, and I’m thrilled that I ran across it! (Click HERE to visit Christy’s website to print this recipe (it’s more legible than my “sticky note” version above). I did a quick Google search for “salad with pomegranate” because it’s been on my mind for a very long time. I haven’t bought a pomegranate in YEARS because the last attempt to get the seeds out was an absolute nightmare (I’m not sure if I cut it in half and then tried to pull the seeds out one by one or if I peeled it and then tried to pull them out). For Pete’s sake people, if you aren’t sure… Google it! I Googled it and found Bon Apetit recommended cutting through the membrane, then prying apart, then, holding one half over a bowl of water (the seeds sink and membrane floats), you whack it with the back of a wooden spoon. #getouttahere #tooeasy! #watchthevideo They posted a video with people being asked to seed the pomegranate – the video is hilarious since most people, like me, did it the wrong way. But the wrong way in so many ways…
Notes on how to pick a ripe pomegranate: from what I’ve read, select one that is heavy (full of juice) and a dark ruby color. If a pomegranate is ripe it will NOT be round, it will be flatter at the stem and blossom ends. You also don’t want one that is soft.
Also, I’ve never made candied pecans. I only used a wee bit of sugar and it was plenty. They were a delight! I never knew it literally only takes a few minutes. Then let them cool to top the salad with. WOW. This is a treasure to know!
This recipe is outrageously delish – give it a whirl!!
✍️ Until next time…