Mixed Greens With Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Mixed Greens With Pomegranate Vinaigrette IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Mixed Greens With Pomegranate Vinaigrette IMAGE

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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