Doesn’t this look like a terrific salad recipe for your holiday table? I think it looks like Christmas with all those lovely red pomegranate seeds and bright green spinach leaves!
I haven’t had pomegranate seeds since I was a kid, and my cousin got me hooked on them. We used to peel the fruit and then pick the seeds out. I’d forgotten how crunchy and sweet they are.
I was keeping the calories in check for this weekday meal, but I’ll add some crumbled blue cheese (maybe feta?) when I serve it for our holiday dinner. Won’t that be a pretty salad!
- 4 cups baby spinach
- 1 cup pomegranate seeds
- 4 small green onion, sliced
- 2 tablespoons almonds, sliced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoons pomegranate balsamic vinegar
- ½ tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 tsp honey
- salt and pepper
- 1. Whisk olive oil, vinegar, honey and dijon with salt and pepper to taste.
- 2. Combine spinach, pomegranate seeds and onion. Toss with dressing.
- 3. Top with almonds.
What’s good for me in this dish?
Pomegranate is high in potassium and antioxidants. Potassium helps regulate water balance and muscle function. The antioxidants help with blood oxidation and blood lipids. It is also thought to help prevent prostate cancer.
Spinach is another powerhouse of nutrition. Spinach contains iron for energy, and vitamins C and A, folic acid and B6 to help your heart. Spinach has 13 different flavonoid compounds that function as antioxidants, and as anti-cancer agents.
Total Fat: 5.90g
Total Carbs: 20.05g
Dietary Fiber: 5.76g
Weight Watchers PointsPlus 4
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