Pomegranate Apple Green Salad With Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette

by on December 10, 2012


The other day I went to a raw food potluck in Calgary and someone made this delicious salad that had a bunch of mixed vegetables and pomegranate seeds and it was quite delicious. So I thought why not make my own pomegranate salad for the holiday season?

To easily peel a pomegranate, you can cut it in half and fill a large bowl or sink full of water. Start peeling off the outer peel. The seeds will sink and the white parts will float so you can scoop them out and discard them. Once you’re done peeling everything apart you can drain the water and you’re left with pomegranate seeds.

(Or you can go to Costco and buy packages of fresh pre peeled pomegranate seeds in the refrigerated produce section if you don’t want to peel one.)

This is a really lovely salad that I designed to be really simple to make yet seem a little fancier. It’s got antioxidants from the pomegranate and the raspberries and omega 3′s from the walnuts (in the dressing).

I prefer to make all of my own salad dressings and not use any oil in them at all. So I used walnut pieces for healthy fats in this dressing. If you don’t have fresh raspberries right now, you can also use frozen. Just let them sit out for a few minutes to defrost a little first.

So let’s check out the recipe:

Raw Vegan Pomegranate Apple Green Salad

(With Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette)

Serves 2 side salads or 1 medium/large salad

Salad:

4-6 cups mixed greens
1-2 apples peeled and sliced
1-2 tbsp raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
3 tbsp fresh pomegranate seeds

Raspberry Walnut Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

1/2 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)
1/4 cup mandarin orange juice (2 oranges)
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp broken walnut pieces
2 large medjool dates, pitted
1 tbsp Trader Joe’s orange muscat champagne vinegar/other fruit vinegar/apple cider vinegar
1/8 tsp Herbamare or salt *optional

Directions:

  1. Arrange the salad ingredients in side salad bowls or a large serving bowl.
  2. Place the salad dressing ingredients into a Vita-Mix or a blender and process until smooth.
  3. Drizzle dressing overtop of salad.
  4. Serve.

Additional Tips:

Feel free to double this recipe if you’re entertaining.

What’s your favorite holiday salad? Have you ever used pomegranates in a recipe? 

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Hechimmie January 1, 2013 at 2:06 AM

That looks yummie! I’m definitely going to try that.

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2 Lin December 31, 2012 at 11:04 AM

tried the dressing it was very good.

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3 Teresa de Souza December 12, 2012 at 2:14 AM

Oh , my dear V eronica ! What a Wonderful Salad ! I will prepare it to my Family !

The Greens , so , so Healthy … the Red Apple sliced on the Top of it … and the Walnut together with the Medjool Dates in the Dressing !! Great Idea !!
The Pupkin Seeds and the Pomegranate Seeds Together too !! GREAT !!

And the Raspberry mixed up with the Orange Juice !! What a Wonderful Result !!
The Beauty of the Colour !! And also so , so Healthy !!

But Blueberries together with the Raspberries gives a Wonderful Result too , I have to say , dear V eronica !!
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And the Salt at the End … it gives a Special Touch … once the Salt is one of our Favorites ‘ Matters ‘ !!

Thank you , thank You dear Veronica !!

Best ,

Teresa

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4 melissa December 11, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Hi Veronica!

Thanks so much for the ‘raw’ recipe :) I can’t wait to try it!

Melissa

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