Pomegranate and Apple Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette



Giveaway Closed!

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!


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.

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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


  1. dkny says

    Last night I made Bosc pears roasted with a pomegranate juice/red wine/orange peel reduction sauce. The flavor of the sauce was delicious. I would love to win the Pom juice.

  2. says

    I can’t give you an actual recipe that I use, mostly because I don’t use that many written recipes anymore. However, I do make a nice salad that contains pomegranate seeds. I usually use a balsamic vinaigrette, but I think that next time I will try your pomegranate dressing.

  3. says

    I sprinkly pomegrante arils on everything from salad to desserts, have used Pom in fish and chicken recipes as well. My fave is pomegrante tarts for dessert.

  4. Rachel Raymond says

    I love a blueberry and pomegranate smoothy.
    I take 10 blueberries and I juice half a Pom. And add it to 1 cup of ice an a cup of whole milk (forget your diet). Blend it and add 3 tblspoons of sugar (the good stuff) . Pour in to a tall glass , add a little umbrella and drink through a straw and enjoy!
    Love the salad btw!! Chag sameyach

  5. Jeremy says

    I love to drink POM plain. There’s nothing like using the anti-oxidents to kill the free radicals who shouldn’t be free anyway!!!

  6. SR says

    LOVE this recipie–definitely want to try to make it for RH- looks refreshing and delicious, very festive, and reminds me that summers almost over:( I happen to love pomegranates and when they are in season, I eat a whole one for snack! ( I hope you have one of those amazing devices that seeds it) I love the way they taste in salads and especially fruit salads ( with kiwi, mango…) I am going to try to make that pomegranate sorbet–looks delicious too!! Thanks for all the awesome recipies I already made so many things for Y”T with the RH roundup recipies… i just keep checking my computer for more! keep them coming!!!

  7. Esther Chalouh says

    My favorite is actually 2 syrian dishes 1 Lach magin ( syrian meat pizzas) it uses pomagranite syrup 2 is syrian meat stuffed onions which also uses the same pomagranite syrup just writing about these foods is making my mouth water and usually make these dishes on rosh hashana

  8. deb says

    I’m not a huge pomegranate fan, love the taste, hate the seeds. So I don’t have many recipes (I do usually add the ones from Rosh Hashana to a salad for second day) but I would love to try some recipes with the juice.

  9. Zahava says

    i like them plain. My sister once tried making pomegrante chicekn and it smelled up the whole house. It was disgusting! Maybe Id try again if I win…

  10. Bracha says

    i never used pom juice but i loooove pomegranate so i’d def wanna try this salad and having the pom juice just gives me a head start! :-)

  11. Rochel says

    I don’t have any recipes, that is why I am excited to try this salad!!!! I LOVE pomegranate and I love salad so having both sounds delish!!!! (I actually had pomegranate in salad before at a friends house, and that is where I learnt that you can actually eat the whole seed)

  12. J B Meyers says

    I don’t have a recipe to leave you… Like Rochel (above) I have never used pomegranate in a recipe… I know, right? But I am very allergic to mango. What else could you put in here?


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