Pomegranate orange salad with a special bit of seasoning

By Jeanie Rose | Citrus

Oct 28

Pomegranate orange salad with a special bit of seasoningIn cold months you tend to eat heavier food to help you deal with the weather. However, no matter how wonderful the main course tastes, it will taste so much better with a light, bright side dish to balance it off. This salad is one of those side dishes. As a bonus, it is quick, quick, quick to put together. The beauty of this salad will draw comments and then you will get rave reviews on the entire dinner. This salad is the key. Its brightness makes all the other dishes sing in harmony. The last time we had this it was served with sauteed green beans and roasted zucchini (both very garlic-heavy) and meat loaf. It was a fine symphony.

Pomegranate Salad Ingredients

  • 1 pomegranate
  • 2 seedless oranges
  • 1 finely minced garlic clove
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • a pinch of salt
  • a dash of pepper
  • fresh mint sprigs

Pomegranate Salad Steps

Pomegranate orange salad with a special bit of seasoning

  1. Remove the pomegranate seeds using the underwater method to keep the juice contained.
  2. Peel the oranges and slice into 1/2 inch rounds. Feed the end pieces to the kids or consider them your bonus for making such a fine salad.
  3. Arrange the orange slices in a single layer on a serving platter. Each slice represents a single salad serving.
  4. Sprinkle pomegranate seeds over each orange slice.
  5. Garnish the platter with sprigs of mint. I usually use lemon balm since it is growing everywhere we have water. An alternative to the sprigs as garnish is to slice the leaves into thin ribbons then sprinkle them lightly over the pomegranate seeds. Either way, the colors are show-stopping.
  6. Mix the oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a small container. Drizzle it over the salad just before serving. There is no need to add vinegar or lemon juice to this vinaigrette. The pucker power from the oranges and pomegranate seeds provides the needed acid boost.

If you have any left, refrigerate these beauties in an airtight container and enjoy them the next day with lunch. Actually, add them to the lunch box since they taste wonderful at room temperature.

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12 years ago

That looks really good! I love pomegranate, and this looks like a wonderful way to eat it.

12 years ago

Simple, quick, healthy.
What’s not to love?

12 years ago

I can over from Turning the Table Tuesday. Love this recipe. What a nice change from most heavy holiday food.

12 years ago

love the delicious flavor combo such a great seasonal dish come see what I shared at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

12 years ago

This sounds so fresh and delicious!

12 years ago

Love your simple and beautiful salad. Orange and Pom are my favorite fruit.

12 years ago

Very interesting – I have a case of oranges and pomegranates in my kitchen… might have to think about giving this recipe a try.


12 years ago

Learned another new thing today. Pomegranate salad, i admit it looks great in my mind with all that bright red over the orange, and the green mint on the side.
Can’t wait to try it.

Megan (
12 years ago

This looks great! I’ve actually never tried a pomegranate salad, so we’ll have to get this a try.

Miz Helen
12 years ago

I just love the Pomegranate Orange combination for this great salad. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Jesse McGreevy
12 years ago

Besides juice I’ve not tried combining pomegranate with other fruits in fruit salads. And glove and mint? not yet. I’m already drifting away imagining how it’ll taste 😉

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