Mixed Greens With Pomegranate Vinaigrette Mixed Greens With Pomegranate Vinaigrette

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The pecans that complement this salad are so tasty that you might want to make extra to munch on with appetizers. Instead of premixed greens, look for a selection, such as frisee, radicchio and baby spinach or romaine leaves, to create your own signature mixture.

  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine, December 2011

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons bottled pomegranate juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 shallots finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon liquid honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 cups lightly packed mixed greens
  • 4 cups lightly packed arugula
  • 1 head belgian endive separated
  • 1 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberry
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
Spicy Candied Pecans:
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • pinch of ground ginger
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves

Method

Spicy Candied Pecans: In small saucepan, bring 2 tbsp water, sugar, corn syrup, salt, cinnamon, ginger and cayenne pepper to boil over medium heat. Boil until syrupy and reduced by half, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in pecans to coat.

Transfer to parchment paper-lined baking sheet; separate into single layer with fork. Bake in 325°F (160°C) oven until golden and fragrant, 7 to 9 minutes. Let cool. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 3 days.)

In large bowl, whisk together pomegranate juice, vinegar, shallot, honey, salt and mustard; slowly whisk in oil. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days.)

Add mixed greens, arugula, Belgian endive, celery, cranberries and pomegranate seeds; toss to coat. Sprinkle with candied pecans.



Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 142 mg
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 187.0
  • Total fat 11 g
  • Potassium 368 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 23 g

%RDI

  • Iron 7.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 34.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 7.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 16.0
  • Vitamin C 18.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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