Pomegranate Raspberry Dressing Salad

 

The BEST salad with pomegranate raspberry dressing and lemon brown sugar almonds ohsweetbasil.com

 

Have you ever had a totally awesome salad? I realize that sounds like a kind of lame question to be asking, but lately we feel like we head out to a restaurant or gathering and the salads are always super lame. That’s a big deal for me as I am a huge connoisseur of salads and Cade is quickly becoming the same. I just get served a lot of iceburg with croutons (not knocking the crouton because it is beloved bread for heavens sake) and I need more! I need flavor, and I need it to be more than just water. Hence the pomegranate raspberry dressing salad I’m about to show you.

 

The BEST salad with pomegranate raspberry dressing and lemon brown sugar almonds ohsweetbasil.com

 

Iceburg lettuce has its place for sure, hello wedge salad of awesomeness. In fact, I saw one over on Foodie Crush that made my heart burst. Did you click the link? Doesn’t it look yum?! Anyway, the point is I know it can be awesome but often I’m looking for a salad with real greens, and real mixins. Oh, Caesar salad. That’s another one I’m ok with iceburg. 🙂

The BEST salad with pomegranate raspberry dressing and lemon brown sugar almonds ohsweetbasil.com

 

But seriously, stay focused. This salad has power greens from Costco which we not only use in our smoothies but we love the flavor that they give to a salad. The are all deep in color so it’s healthier and the flavor isn’t anything harsh or bitter. Just really dang good lettuce.

 

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Then throw in a little grilled asparagus which we’ve seasoned with Johnny’s Garlic Spread because it adds a little warmth to the savory ingredients, cheese, peas, cucumbers, berries, tomatoes, grapes and those killer lemon almonds and top the whole party off with a sweet and bright pomegranate raspberry dressing.

 

Stinking awesome. And you can show up to your next potluck with something awesome versus a bagged salad.

Are Pomegranates Good For You?

Pomegranates have many health benefits.

The antioxidants in pomegranate juice can help remove free radicals, protect cells from damage, and reduce inflammation.

Is It Safe To Eat The Pomegranate Seed?

It’s completely safe to chew and swallow the seeds along with the juice.

Pomegranates are rich in vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.

The majority of that fiber is found in the white seeds hiding beneath the pockets of juice.

 

How Do You Remove the Seeds From a Pomegranate?

First, roll the pomegranate on a hard surface to loosen the seeds.

Then, score around the outside and break it in half.

Holding the pomegranate over a bowl with the seeds facing down, tap the skin with a wooden spoon the release the seeds.

 

 

Pomegranate Raspberry Dressing Salad

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Pomegranate Raspberry Dressing Salad

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: 50+ Homemade Condiment Recipes
Keyword: asparagus, dressing, pomegranate, salad, side, vegetarian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 386kcal
Author: Sweet Basil

Ingredients

  • 1 bowl Power Greens or any dark greens
  • 1/2 bunch asparagus ends chopped off, Plus 2 tablespoons Johnny's Garlic Spread and EVOO
  • 1/2 cup peas steamed and cooled
  • 1 cup cucumbers chopped
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes chopped
  • 1 cup grapes sliced
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 1 cup strawberries
  • 1/2 cup dubliner cheese chopped
  • [Lemon Brown Sugar Almonds]

Pomegranate Dressing

  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup raspberries
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

For the salad

  • Heat the grill to medium high heat and toss the asparagus in the olive oil and garlic spread.
  • Grill until char marks appear and they are tender.
  • Allow to cool, chop into 1 1/2" pieces and set aside.
  • Toss all of the salad ingredients together in a large bowl.

For the Dressing

  • Place all of the ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.
  • Serve with salad.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 6.4g | Cholesterol: 19.8mg | Fiber: 5.1g | Sugar: 17.8g
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6 comments on “Pomegranate Raspberry Dressing Salad”

  1. 5 stars
    I definitely agree with you – salads just seem to taste so much better when I can make them myself rather than order them when out! This salad looks divine and I am just dying to try out that beautiful dressing.

  2. Where do you get the Johnny’s seasoning? This salad looks so good.

  3. I love salads and raspberries. I think I will like this dressing. I am enjoying your site so much. Thank you for sharing your great recipes. My grandmother could make recipes to feed her 6 children. She was a great cook. Gin