Spinach and Pomegranate Salad

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What to take for lunch? Since most of us here don’t get to go home and have a home cooked meal, and PB&J really isn’t a healthy option (I can hear you all scream right now), take out and fast food… well I don’t think I need to go into detail on that (no, salad from McDonald’s isn’t health food either). I got the idea to add pomegranate seed to a spinach salad from a local Mediterranean deli. But at a whopping $4 for a small container, what’s a girl on a tight budget supposed to do? You got it, try to make a similar concotion myself! And let me tell you, the flavor combination it amazing, it’s definitely a winner!

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So here is a fun and yummy winter lunch box salad that would be a great side for the chicken with pepper and mushrooms, or add some fromage blanc¬†to make it a light lunch, like I did the other day. No good picture exists to proof that, was too good, didn’t stick around long enough ūüôā And, please, don’t use just any dressing, make your own it will be infinitely better, I will of course give you one that will fit this salad perfectly!

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Spinach  and Pomegranate Salad with Pine Nuts

Serves 4

* to get the seeds out of a pomegranate, cut in half and gently pry the seeds out of the white flesh/lining using your fingertips. I usually do this over the sink in a colander. Careful with the splatters if you pop a seed, it’s highly staining. Totally worth the effort.

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Lemon Olive Oil Dressing

Lemon Olive Oil Dressing

  • juice of 1/2 lemon (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 pinch white pepper (in a pinch you could use black pepper)
  • 1 tsp parsley, dry
  • 1 tsp thyme, dry
  • 1 tbsp finely minced shallots
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (about 1 1/2 to 2 time lemon juice amount)

Directions

  1. Mix all ingredients in a lidded container and shake well then pour over your salad.

imageGreat on Spinach Salad or try over roasted Brussels sprouts!

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