Pomegranate Chopped Salad

This salad is perfect for fall and winter because pomegranates are in season.  Since the summer, I have been trying to pick a “new” fruit or vegetable with my kids.  “New” which means we have never bought it, chopped it or cooked it before.  So I brought this fruit home and wasn’t sure what to do with it.  I searched the internet and decided that my approach would be to remove the seeds in water.

I really enjoyed the combination of sweet and tart in this salad and it was a big hit with my kids who are really not into eating green leaf salads yet.  This would make a beautiful salad for serving when company comes over for the holidays.

Sweet and Tart Salad

Dressing ingredients:

1/3 C fresh lime juice

1/3 C extra virgin olive oil

1/2 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp. sugar

Salad ingredients:

6 C. chopped greens (romaine, etc.)

1 Fugi or Granny Smith apple, cored and diced

1/3 C dried cranberries

1/3 C pomegranate seeds

In a small bowl,  whisk together all ingredients and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix all ingredients.  Drizzle with dressing, toss to coat and serve.

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