Another great idea for the upcoming holiday dinners, or for any other day really. It’s a green salad made with pomegranate seeds, goat cheese, pecans, crispy bacon and homemade pomegranate vinaigrette dressing.
This salad is not just beautiful, the flavor combination burst in your mouth like happy fireworks. Not only will this salad look amazing on your dinner table (and talk about perfect Christmas colors), it will also compliment just about any main dish. It is very simple but flavors can hold their own. The sweetness of pomegranate is perfect with strong goat cheese. Pecans provide the crunchiness that we always look for in a salad and you can never go wrong with bacon.
I am absolutely in love with this Pomegranate Vinaigrette too. I love, love, love pomegranates and this might possibly sway me one way, but this really is a great dressing. It’s light but at the same time, it can’t be missed in the salad. It just ties the whole thing together with some sweetness and acidity. I can’t wait to try this dressing on a dinner salad.
As you may have noticed, this is the next dish in our six-week Progressive Dinner with some lovely bloggy friends of mine. This week we are bringing you salad recipes for your holiday dinner. Be sure to visit all of the bloggers below to get their recipes!
Adventures in All Things Food: Hearty Holiday Chopped Salad
The Gunny Sack: Strawberry Pecan Pretzel Salad
Daily Dish Recipes: Holiday Avocado, Pomegranate Spinach Salad
Flour on My Face: Fresh Fruit Pomegranate Salad
Will Cook for Smiles: Pomegranate Goat Cheese Salad
- About 10 oz baby spring lettuce mix
- 5 oz pomegranate seeds
- 3 oz goat cheese crumbles
- ⅓ chopped pecans
- 8-10 crispy bacon strips, chopped
- ¾ cup POMegranate juice
- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- ½ cup grape seed oil (or extra virgin olive oil)
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 2 Tbsp brown sugar
- salt and fresh cracked black pepper
- You can use a mason jar or another contained with a tight lid.
- Combine the ingredients for pomegranate vinaigrette in a mason jar.
- Close the lid tight and shake, shake, shake. (Shake your booty, shake your booty...and the jar!)
- I don't really think you need directions from me to put together this salad.
- Although, I do recommend that you make it ready to serve, right before dinner, while bacon is still warm.
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Here is the promised giveaway!
Now, let’s talk turkey. Oooo, turkey would be perfect to top off this salad and make it into a dinner salad.
But I’m getting side tracked…
For this week’s giveaway, we are giving you a chance to win Rachael Ray Cucina Stoneware from PotsandPans.com. I just adore this stoneware. In the time since I’ve received mine, I’ve been using them as often as possible. These dishes are not just durable, they are beautiful too. I love the fast that they can be use oven to table. Pretty, pretty, pretty! Rachael Ray Cucina is a new collection of kitchenware and tableware. Cookware, serveware, prep tools and more all have modern but rustic shapes and come in gorgeous colors. Every piece incorporates easy-to-use functionality and time-saving solutions. Winner of this giveaway will be able to choose what they want from collection and choose their own colors.
**Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post but I received a set of Rachael Ray Cucina Stoneware from PotsandPans.com. All opinions are 100% my own.