Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Arugula with Pomegranate, Blue Cheese, and Pistachios

This fabulous salad recipe comes from skinnytaste.com. The combination of flavors is excellent and you don't need much dressing because of the juice from the pomegranate seeds. This is a festive dish in flavor and color!



Ingredients:
4 cups arugula
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
2 tbsp pistachios, shelled
1 tsp pomegranate juice
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt and fresh pepper

Directions:
Whisk vinegar, pomegranate juice, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Place arugula on two plates, top with blue cheese, pomegranates, pistachios and vinaigrette

Servings: 2
Calories: 195.3
Points Plus: 5

Notes:
To seed the pomegranate, slice halfway down starting with the stem end, break the rest of the pomegranate in half. Repeat so that you have it broken down into quarters. Break open the pomegranate flesh and scoop out the seeds. Place the seeds in a bowl filled with water. The seeds should sink and the excess flesh will float. Discard excess flesh and membranes and drain the seeds.
 

Linked to Good Cheap Eats What's On Your Plate? and Ekat's Kitchen Friday Potluck.

12 comments:

Jamie said... [Reply to comment]

How pretty! I know my local Sam's club has the pomegranate seed already pulled in a nifty little plastic container. I can't wait to give this a try.

Ashley said... [Reply to comment]

I love pomegranate! This looks like a perfect Christmas salad!

jennaseverythingblog said... [Reply to comment]

That's one gorgeous plate of freshness! The beautiful bright green is practically jumping off the screen at me. =)

Louanne said... [Reply to comment]

Such a pretty salad! The pomegranate seeds look like jewels in the lettuce.

mrs. lusher said... [Reply to comment]

All of these ingredients are currently in our house, so I think this may be the perfect dinner! Especially since I stuffed myself at our work potluck today!

Julie M. said... [Reply to comment]

Oh wow. That salad is absolutely gorgeous. I have really gotten into fresh pomegranates lately. The boys and I love to just sit and eat a whole one for afternoon snack. I must try this one!

Googlover/keishua said... [Reply to comment]

looks tasty. I love pomegranate seeds.

Pam said... [Reply to comment]

It's so pretty and gourmet - it looks delicious.

Miriam said... [Reply to comment]

I'm on a "salad for lunch" kick right now and this one would be perfect! Great food combination idea! Have a wonderful weekend :) Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Jeanette said... [Reply to comment]

Such a pretty salad. I love pomegranate seeds in salads, they add so much color, crunch, and a bit of sweetness and tartness.

Christina said... [Reply to comment]

@Jeanette I completely agree!

mrs. lusher of the lushers said... [Reply to comment]

i just blogged this! i think i've eaten it every other day since you posted it. thanks for sharing!

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