Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Salad

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The idea for this dish came to me while I was perusing an olive oil/balsamic vinegar specialty store located in the Mosaic District in NOVA. I purchased a small bottle of pomegranate infused balsamic vinegar and thought it would be delicious if drizzled over goat cheese on toasted baguette slices (which I have yet to actually try). A couple of weeks later I was at the grocery store trying to determine an easy homemade lunch when I spotted some pomegranate seeds and decided to try a variation of my idea. I couldn't be happier with the combo and it is now my new favorite salad. 

This is an extremely simple, beautiful and flavor rich dish.  A perfect (and quick!) salad to make for a get together (in my case brunch), this salad was a huge hit in my social circle.  One of my friends commented that one of the best things about this salad is that it delivers a delectable palate even without a calorie rich dressing. All you need to create this impressive dish are 3-4 ingredients and 2 minutes to spare!  
There are no exact measurements for this recipe-so be creative and follow your taste buds! If you are planning to make this a main dish, I would add some grilled chicken or top it off with some bacon crumbles. 

Mixed Greens (This is personal preference however I would suggest avoiding romaine/lettuce. The darker your greens, the more nutrient rich/tastier they are!)
Pomegranate seeds
Crumbled Goat Cheese (Pre-crumbled versions available at your local grocery will work just fine)
Balsamic Vinegar (Pomegranate Balsamic is delicioussss over it!)

1. Put mix greens in a bowl (I usually do 2-3 big handfuls)
2. Sprinkle about 1/4 goat cheese over the greens and about 1-2 spoonfuls of pomegranate seeds on top
3. Drizzle a little balsamic vinegar on top and enjoy!

Check out my other salad recipes
Peach and Arugula Salad

1 comment:

  1. Hi April, I was going through some older material on the website recently and discovered that I hadn't touched base with you in a while. I see you're doing well, especially judging by this salad. It looks like it's a restaurant caliber dish.