Nov 19, 2008

Mixed Baby Greens with Pomegranate Seeds, Gorgonzola and Pecans





A simple yet elegant salad, perfect to serve as a first course for the Holidays.

Pomegranates are loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, potassium, folic acid and iron. They are juicy with a slight pop when you bite into them. 


Mixed Baby Greens with Pomegranate Seeds, Gorgonzola and Pecans
With A Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1/8 • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 6 pts
Calories:
228.2 • Fat: 17.7 g • Protein: 5.3 g • Carb: 13.7 g • Fiber: 3.6 g • Sugar: 9.4 g
Sodium:
206.5 mg

Ingredients:
  • 5 cups Mixed Baby Greens
  • 5 cups bunch Baby Arugula
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds (from 1 POM Wonderful Fresh pomegranate)
  • 2 oz pecans, chopped (about 28 halves)
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
Pomegranate Vinaigrette:
  • 5 tbsp of POM Wonderful pomegranate juice
  • 3 tbsp of champagne vinegar
  • 1 tbsp shallot, finely minced
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and fresh pepper

Directions:
    For the vinaigrette, combine pomegranate juice, olive oil, vinegar, honey, salt and pepper in a small glass jar and shake vigorously.

    Toss mixed greens in a salad bowl and top with pecans, gorgonzola and pomegranate seeds. Drizzle with vinaigrette right before serving.

    13 comments :

    1. WOW that looks great and is a perfect holiday salad - Great color and mix of flavors - YUM

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    2. That does look like a gorgeous salad. Almost too beautiful to eat! Almost.

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    3. Oh my, that looks amazing!! I might rethink my aversion to pomegranates! Thanks for the great recipes and I hope you win the contest!!

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    4. That salad really beautiful and I bet it's delicious - good luck in the contest, I'd say you have a very good chance of winning!

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    6. Gina this looks delicious! I love pomegranate thanks for sharing this recipe :)

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    7. What a great recipe for the thanksgiving table.

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    8. Beautiful and yummy, made for Thanksgiving and will make again for Christmas.

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    9. Veggie Wedgie12/9/08, 6:30 AM

      This sounds devine!

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    10. I was looking for a holiday salad to take to a Christmas party, and I decided to try this even though I hadn't worked with pomegranates before...it just looked so pretty. Needless to say, everyone loved it, and I love pomegranates now :) Thanks Gina!

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    12. I was planning on serving a mixed green salad with goat cheese and a balsamic vinaigrette for Thanksgiving, but my husband has an aversion to goat cheese (so he says). I was looking for a replacement, when I stumbled across this recipe. It's perfect! We'll be serving this at our Thanksgiving table this year for sure :).

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