Pomegranate and Feta Salad

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We typically serve this salad around Christmas as pomegranates are not always available all year round on the central prairies.  Why does this recipe come to my mind when it is almost summer?  I crave salty/sweet food combinations the way others crave chocolate.  A reasonable substitute for the pomegranates is watermelon, which I just happen to have in the fridge!  In addition, there is new evidence that pomegranates are a superfood and I am always trying to find ways to incorporate more superfoods into my families’ diet.

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1 head romaine lettuce, washed & torn

1 bunch spinach stems removed, washed & torn

Seeds of 1 pomegranate or ½ c dried cranberries

¼ c toasted pine nuts

½ c crumbled feta cheese

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Dressing

1/3 c olive oil

1 T red wine vinegar

2 T maple syrup

1 t Dijon mustard

½ t oregano

Salt & freshly ground pepper

Toss lettuce & spinach together in a large salad bowl.  Add pomegranate seeds, add pomegranate seeds, pine nuts and feta.  Whisk dressing ingredients together, store in fridge.  Toss with salad ingredients just before serving.  Serves 6.

Kath’s quote: “Let us go early to the vineyards to see… if the pomegranates are in bloom—there I will give you my love.”-Song of Solomon


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