Green Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Vinaigrette


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We talked about apples, with the  Apple Cider Doughnuts. We talked about pumpkins with the  Pumpkin and Zucchini Kecap Manis Stir-fry. I think it is high time, we talked about pomegranate too. Pomegranate is another autumn fruit that apart from its unique flavor, has so many powerful ingredients in it.

As Wikipedia states: “Pomegranate aril juice provides about 16% of an adult’s daily vitamin C requirement per 100 ml serving, and is a good source of vitamin B5, potassium and natural phenols, such as ellagitannins and flavonoids. Pomegranates are listed as high-fiber in some charts of nutritional value. That fiber is entirely contained in the edible seeds which also supply unsaturated oils. In preliminary laboratory research and clinical trials, juice of the pomegranate may be effective in reducing heart disease risk factors.”

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But apart from all this medical information regarding the nutritional value of pomegranate, it is also so tasty and gives such a unique flavor to everything you put it in.

So, I decided to make myself a nice, healthy, tasty and filling green salad adding pomegranate seeds and a beautiful pomegranate juice vinaigrette. I substituted some portion of vinegar with pomegranate juice which is tangy, but not as strong as the vinegar.

The portion for this salad is for one, as I was all alone at home and I had the pleasure of enjoying it by myself. Not bad, not bad at all. If you want to make it you can double it or triple it, it is all up to you, but do try it!

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Green Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Vinaigrette

Ingredients

For the Salad

4 cremini mushrooms, sliced

4 leaves of salad

2 handfuls of spinach

2 handfuls of rucola

1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds

½ tsp Herbes de Provence

 

For the Mushrooms

2 tbsp margarine

¼ cup red wine

¼ tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp onion powder

Salt and pepper

 

For the Pomegranate Vinaigrette

4 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

3 tbsp pomegranate juice

2 tbsp honey

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Instructions

For the Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Place all ingredients in a glass bowl and microwave in high for 30 seconds.

Put aside and let it cool, while preparing the salad.

 

For the mushrooms

Add the margarine to a skillet in medium heat.

Throw the mushrooms, herbs and spices.

Pour the wine and let them cook until all liquids are absorbed.

Remove from heat and put them aside.

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Assembly

Cut the salad leaves and arrange them along with the rest of the greens in a deep bowl.

Add the pomegranate seeds.

Arrange the mushrooms on top of the seeds and greens.

Pour about four tbsp. of the vinaigrette and mix well.

5.0 from 12 reviews

Green Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Vinaigrette
 
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Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Salad
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: International
Serves: 1

Ingredients/ Συστατικά
For the Salad
  • 4 cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 leaves of salad
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 2 handfuls of rucola
  • ½ cup of pomegranate seeds
  • ½ tsp Herbes de Provence
For the Mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp margarine
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper
For the Pomegranate Vinaigrette
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp pomegranate juice
  • 2 tbsp honey

Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
For the Pomegranate Vinaigrette
  1. Place all ingredients in a glass bowl and microwave in high for 30 seconds.
  2. Put aside and let it cool, while preparing the salad.
For the mushrooms
  1. Add the margarine to a skillet in medium heat.
  2. Throw the mushrooms, herbs and spices.
  3. Pour the wine and let them cook until all liquids are absorbed.
  4. Remove from heat and put them aside.
Assembly
  1. Cut the salad leaves and arrange them along with the rest of the greens in a deep bowl.
  2. Add the pomegranate seeds.
  3. Arrange the mushrooms on top of the seeds and greens.
  4. Pour about four tbsp. of the vinaigrette and mix well.

5.0 from 12 reviews

Πράσινη Σαλάτα με Ρόδι, Μανιτάρια και Βινεγκρέτ Ροδιού
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Σαλάτα
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Διεθνής

Ingredients/ Συστατικά
Για τη σαλάτα
  • 4 λευκά μανιτάρια, κομμένα σε φέτες
  • 4 φύλλα σαλάτα
  • 2 χούφτες σπανάκι
  • 2 χούφτες ρόκα
  • ½ φλιτζάνι σπόρους ροδιού
  • ½ κουταλάκι του γλυκού βότανα Προβηγγίας
Για τα μανιτάρια
  • 2 κουταλιές της σούπας μαργαρίνη
  • ¼ φλιτζάνι κόκκινο κρασί
  • ¼ κ.γ. σκόνη σκόρδου
  • ¼ κ.γ. σκόνη κρεμμύδι
  • Αλάτι και πιπέρι
Για τη βινεγκρέτ ροδιού
  • 4 κ.σ. ελαιόλαδο
  • 1 κ.σ. κόκκινο ξίδι κρασιού
  • 3 κ.σ. χυμός ροδιού
  • 2 κ.σ. μέλι

Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
Για τη βινεγκρέτ ροδιού
  1. Τοποθετήστε όλα τα συστατικά σε ένα γυάλινο μπολ και βάλτε τα στο φούρνο μικροκυμάτων στην υψηλή θερμοκρασία για 30 δευτερόλεπτα.
  2. Βάλτε στην άκρη και αφήστε το να κρυώσει, ενώ ετοιμάζετε τη σαλάτα.
Για τα μανιτάρια
  1. Προσθέστε τη μαργαρίνη σε ένα τηγάνι σε μέτρια φωτιά.
  2. Ρίξτε τα μανιτάρια, τα βότανα και τα μπαχαρικά.
  3. Σβήστε με το κρασί και αφήστε να σωταριστούν μέχρι όλα τα υγρά τους να απορροφηθούν.
  4. Βάλτε τα στην άκρη.
Σύνθεση
  1. Κόψτε τα φύλλα σαλάτας και τακτοποιήστε τα μαζί με τα υπόλοιπα πράσινα σε ένα βαθύ μπολ.
  2. Προσθέστε το ρόδι και τα μανιτάρια.
  3. Ρίξτε περίπου 4 κ.σ. από τη βινεγκρέτ και ανακατέψτε καλά.

 

54 Responses to Green Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Vinaigrette

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  1. Lisa says:

    Such a beautiful, refreshing and unique salad..perfect for the holidays with the\ose lovely pomegranate seeds – little jewels!

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  3. What a gorgeous salad. I love using pomegranate seeds and whacking them out with a wooden spoon. I stick my chest out like Nigella and let ‘er rip. Some days that’s the most excitement I get.

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  5. Beth says:

    What a beautiful salad, and so healthy!

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  7. Pomegranates should be arriving in our markets soon. Your salad would be a nice addition for the Thanksgiving table.

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  9. Asmita says:

    What a gorgeous salad! Just loving all the flavors and ingredients in there. Superb!!!

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  11. Joanne says:

    What a great salad! I love the pom aril addition!

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  13. Jeannie says:

    That looks like a really delicious plate of salad, I just love pomegranates! I eat those on its own, the seeds are so crunchy!

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  15. Tandy says:

    I absolutely love pomegranates! Lovely salad :)

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  17. grace says:

    pomegranate arils are SO lovely! they make any dish look like it’s been adorned with jewels. :)

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  19. AstraLibris says:

    SO beautiful! And just look at those gorgeous mushrooms!

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  21. Ria says:

    Hi Katerina,
    I am coning back to life and I had to come and visit you! Always enjoyed your recipes and stories. So much fun to have a friend in Greece. Pinned this recipe.
    Hugs,
    Rita

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  23. Susan says:

    Beautiful salad with one of my seasonal favorites – pomegranate! I love the color and crunch they bring to a salad. I forgot how wonderful a pomegranate vinaigrette tastes – thanks for the reminder.

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  25. cquek says:

    Absolutely irresistible and they look perfect!

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  27. Yummy green fresh salad…Love the crunch got by using pom seeds…

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  29. Elaine says:

    What a beautiful and healthy salad! Seeding pomegranates is such a pain, but I have been seeing just the seeds in the stores lately. I will have to buy some and make this.

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  31. I love the mushrooms you’ve added. The whole salad looks fresh and delicious. Sometimes it’s fun to have the house to yourself and make a meal that pleases you. I love it when my house is clean, and I can enjoy a cup of tea and my favorite meal, knowing it won’t be long before life returns to normal again. :)

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  33. Barbara says:

    Wonderful salad! Fresh, healthy and great color and flavors.

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  35. Liz says:

    Your salad looks fantastic! Love the mushrooms and the pomegranates…I bought my first two pomegranates of the season today! YUM.

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  37. Reeni says:

    What a beautiful salad celebrating pomegranates! They have such a unique flavor and texture! I love them.

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  39. Julie says:

    Those mushrooms look so delicious. Love the flavors.

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  41. Juliana says:

    Great salad Katerina, especially with the warm cremini mushrooms and the pomegranate dressing…love the vicvid color of the pomegranate seeds.
    Have a wonderful week :)

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  43. This salad has everything I love!

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  45. Sissi says:

    I am so happy you have posted this salad! Pomegranate is one of these fruits I love but rarely use… Your salad looks delicious. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  47. Z. says:

    Απλά τέλεια!
    Φθινοπωρινή, χορταστική με καταπληκτική εμφάνιση!
    Το ότι σώταρες τα μανιτάρια τη λάτρεψα ακαριαία…:D

    Z.

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  49. Delishhh says:

    Love salads with warm mushrooms in theme, i get that sometimes with spinach and it is soo good.

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  51. This looks beautiful! I love the pom seeds …the perfect touch. And those mushrooms add such heartiness. Delicious! I just know this will be one of my favorites.

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  53. this looks like a wonderful salad, i just adore pomegranate seeds!

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  55. Μarion says:

    To ρόδι είναι πολύ ωραίο στη σαλάτα.
    Δίνει χρώμα και ωραία γεύση και κάνει και καλό.
    Πολύ ωραία η σαλάτα σου Κατερίνα, με τα μανιτάρια που σοτάρονται και σβήνονται με το κρασί σίγουρα δίνουν πολύ ωραία γεύση.

    Φιλιά πολλά :)

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  57. Vita says:

    Αυτό που λένε χρώματα κι αρώματα!

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  59. I love the ingredients that you used for making this wonderful salad!

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  61. Ambreen says:

    That’s a refreshing and flavorful salad. The pomegranate vinaigrette sounds yummy, beautiful recipe!

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  63. Nadji says:

    Une salade aux couleurs et saveurs automnales. Elle doit être savoureuse, en plus d’être très jolie. De plus, j’aime beaucoup la grenade.
    A bientôt

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  65. ΕΛΕΝΗ says:

    Κατερίνα μου υπέροχη σαλάτα!!!Εχει και πολύ ωραία εμφάνιση!
    Φιλιά πολλά!!!

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  67. Kate says:

    I love pomegranate vinaigrette, but I love pomegranate seeds even more!

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  69. Susan says:

    This looks delicious & sounds so healthy! I love pomegranates, too.

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  71. Zoe says:

    Love the addition of pomegranate seeds in this salad. They look like little ruby or jewels in this bed of greens :D

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  73. Es una delicia me gustaría probar luce espectacular,abrazos y abrazos

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  75. A truly beautiful salad and just delicious to boot. Pomegranates are a wonderful and healthy fruit. Try pomegranate molasses with ground beef, you will be amazed at the taste!

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  77. What a delightful salad! Pomegranate is my mom’s favorite, yet I’ve never used it before for my cooking. I’d love to change that by simply using it for salad, and your vinaigrette looks very tasty too. I love how pomegranate looks on the salad. It’s like jewelries.

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  79. I haven’t had pomegranate in ages … This looks divine :-)

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  81. CCU says:

    Exquisitely fresh and delicious salad my friend :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  83. divya says:

    Wow…that’s an absolute delicious recipe…..

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  85. mm_skg says:

    Υπεροχη σαλατα, λατρεψα τα σωταρισμενα μανιταρια… Εγω φτιαχνω πετιμεζι ροδιου και το χρησιμοποιω ολον τον χρονο, ως γρηγορο dressing στις σαλατες, αντι για ξυδι ή λεμονι.
    Καλη εβδομαδα!

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  87. Καταπληκτική σαλάτα Κατερίνα!!!!
    Υπέροχο πιάτο μαι απίστευτη φωτογράφηση
    Να είσαι καλά
    καλό μεσημέρι

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  89. Claire says:

    I love pomegranete, this salad looks so fresh and delicious. I love the tangy sounding dressing. Yum.

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  91. Πανέμορφη σαλάτα Κατερίνα!
    Τη βρίσκω υπέροχη για το Χριστουγεννιάτικο τραπέζι!
    Φιλιά!

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  93. Ola says:

    I like this fruit, I often add it, like you, to salads and also to meat
    Blog about life and travelling
    Blog about cooking

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  95. Didi says:

    What a gorgeous salad Katerina!! Full of vibrant colors and flavors!! I love how you combined the red wine with pomegrantes!!

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  97. The Pomegranate Vinaigrette just sounds so delicious and refreshing! I love the juiciness and springy feeling of biting into a pomegranate seed and it sure sounds good in a salad.

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  99. Xara says:

    What a flavourful salad, Katerina!! The kind I wouldn’t willingly share.. I love your choice of ingredients and I bookmark it! Delicious! Have a great week,XO

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  101. With fresh seasonal ingredients, this salad looks so good! Right up my alley!

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  103. kristy says:

    This looks simply delish. I love how you flavour it. Hope you’re going to have a great week ahead.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  105. The mushrooms look like my favorite part of the salad!

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  107. sally says:

    Beautiful salad! I must get a pomegranate and some pomegranate juice. I love the addition of mushrooms too!

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