Another great idea for the upcoming holiday dinners, or for any other day really. It’s a spinach salad made with pomegranate seeds, goat cheese, pecans, crispy bacon and homemade pomegranate vinaigrette dressing.
POMEGRANATE SPINACH SALAD
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.
MORE SALAD RECIPES TO TRY
Strawberry Balsamic Salmon Salad
Busy-at-Home : Pear Pistachio and Pomegranate Salad with Lemon Balsamic Vinaigrette
The Gunny Sack: Strawberry Pecan Pretzel Salad
Flour on My Face: Fresh Fruit Pomegranate Salad
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Pomegranate Goat Cheese Salad with Homemade Pomegranate Vinaigrette
- 10 oz baby spinach
- 5 oz pomegranate seeds
- 3 oz goat cheese crumbles
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 8-10 crispy bacon strips chopped
- 3/4 cup POMegranate juice
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/2 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.
- Layer ingredients for the salad in a bowl, starting with spinach on the bottom.
- I do recommend that you prepare the salad right before dinner, while bacon is still warm.
Jennifer Keller says
Great salad, I left out the bacon but it was still amazing. I will be making this often in the future
What a beautiful salad – I love making salads that are not only delicious, but are also eye-catching.
If I won I’d like to choose this: Tweed Cucina 16-Piece Stoneware Dinnerware Set, Print
I was just looking at your salad again and if I win will you come over with the salad!? I need this salad in my life.
Haha, thank you so much, Tammi! I’m not sure how it would travel 🙂
Barbara Bradford says
The Rachael Ray Cucina 9 x 13 Rectangular Baker, Mushroom Brown, is so perfect, just a gorgeous color.
I’m thinking the EVOO Dispensing Bottles would be perfect for Christmas with the flavored oils I have been experimenting with. Thank You
Amy | Amy's Cooking Adventures says
agave blue dinnerwear set
Andrea D. says
I like the 1.5-Quart Round Baker, Cranberry Red: http://shop.potsandpans.com/Cookware/Rachael-Ray-Cucina-1.5-Quart-Round-Baker-Red-57434.html
Gracious..and, I had a problem picking a color..love all the colors..I am in need of a new dinnerware set..therefore, I just might pick that..Might..haha. Rachael 16 piece set is pretty in Agave Blue (or any color 😉 ) here is the link and thanks.