A couple of weeks ago my friend Leah was super nice and stopped by my office with a salad she had picked up for me at a nearby restaurant . (Friends bring you ice cream. Real friends bring you salad. Everyone knows that.) The restaurant had called it a tropical salad. It has lettuce, apple and mango, and a delicious dressing. I immediately began thinking of how I would recreate it.
Then the folks over at Pom Wonderful were kind enough to send me a couple of bottles of pomegranate juice, and I immediately knew I would be making the pomegranate version of this salad. Seriously, the pomegranate juice is kinda like magic when making a salad dressing.
Now, some of you might think this looks familiar. I recently posted a recipe for a lettuce salad that had a fruity nature to it. But really, that’s all these two have in common. I know I said that one was my favorite, but it now has competition.
Want to make this delicious salad at home? How about a case of Pom Wonderful’s new 8 ounce bottles to get you started? That’s right! I am giving away a case of this juice to one lucky reader. PS- there’s gonna be some more pomegranate juice recipes on this blog soon…so you definitely want to win!
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Giveaway Details: Prize is a case of 8 ounce bottles of Pom Wonderful’s pomegranate juice. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM on Thursday, September 20th. Prize can only be shipped within the continental US. How to enter: Required Entry: Leave a comment on this post telling me what is your favorite recipe that involves pomegranates. For additional entries: note: each entry requires it’s own comment. Duplicate entries in the same comment will only be counted once. 1) Follow @overtimecook on twitter. Leave a comment telling me you did. (If you already follow me just comment and tell me that.) 2 ) Like Tales of an Overtime Cook on Facebook. Leave a comment telling me you did. (If you already follow me just comment and tell me that.) 3) Follow Overtime Cook on Pinterest. Leave a comment telling me you did. (If you already follow me just comment and tell me that.) Disclaimer: Pom is sponsoring the giveaway and has sent me pomegranate juice for recipe testing. Opinions are my own.
Pomegranate and Apple Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette
for the Vinaigrette:
1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup pomegranate juice
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
2 Tablespoons honey
salt and pepper to taste
for the salad
3 cups romaine lettuce (or lettuce of your choice)
1 apple, diced
1/2 mango, diced
1/4 cup pomegranate arils
optional handful of toasted nuts or croutons
for the vinaigrette:
Whisk all ingredients together until smooth. Set aside to pour over salad.
for the salad:
Combine lettuce, fruit and nuts/croutons (if using) in a bowl. Drizzle with vinaigrette (you will not need the full amount for this salad. Dress according to taste.) Serve immediately.
Note for Rosh Hashanah- you can make this with lemon juice instead of the vinegar. It’s not the same, but still delicious. You can omit the nuts, or use croutons.
Thanks for reading! Hope it’s not too late to add this salad to your menu! And good luck with the giveaway! -Miriam