Friday, November 25, 2011

Harvest Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Happy Day After Thanksgiving!  Happy Black Friday!  Happy Shopping!  Happy Day Off! 

Whatever this wonderful, lovely day is to you - may it be happy!  Hopefully, you are still high off of all the delicious Thanksgiving food you gobbled up yesterday! 

We truly had a feast fit for a Thanksgiving King - my family agreed that I topped myself out.  Aaaahhhh . . . words and feelings I love to hear from my kids and hubs.  I tried a new salad this year - and it was loved by all. 

I wanted to share it with you because not only is it perfect for the holidays, but it's really a great salad at any time during the fall and winter months.  It was DELISH!!!  There were a few ingredients that she listed as "Lunds and Byerly's" - I didn't use them except for the Island Breeze Seasoning.

Harvest Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette
Original recipe by Sue Erickson, Byerly's

4 T pomegranate juice
2 T sherry wine vinegar
1 T Lunds & Byerly's Maple Syrup
1 tsp. Lunds and Byerly's Island Breeze Seasoning
1 tsp. fresh lemon juice
1/2 tsp. Dijon Mustard
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
6 T grapeseed or canola oil
2 HoneyCrisp or Braeburn apples, cored, diced
2 - 5oz. packages mixed spring greens
1 C shaved aged Gouda cheese
1/2 C thinly sliced shallots
1 C roasted, salted pepitas
1 C pomegranate seeds

In mixing bowl, whisk together pomegranate juice, vinegar, syrup, lemon juice, Dijon, salt and pepper.  Slowly whisk in oil.

Place diced apples in bowl; pour 1/2 C vinaigreete over, tossing to coat.  Allow to sit for 30 minutes.

Place spring greens in large mixing bowl; pour remaining vinaigreete over, toss to coat.

Arrange tossed greens on 8 salad plates, using slotted spoon to divide apples over each salad.  Garnish with cheese, shallots, pepitas and pomegranate seeds.  Drizzle remaining vinaigrette over each salad.

To prepare ahead: vinaigrette will keep, tightly covered, in refridgerator for up to 3 days.

I could have eaten this all day!  Well, I suppose I could have eaten turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, apple pie all day too - but you get the picture!

Please click here for a printable version of this recipe - Kitchen Groovy

Also - I'd like to thank Pip & Ebby for passing an award on to me - I am super honored!  This dynamic duo also live in the same area as myself, so it's always fun for me to know that I'm blogging "next" to them! 

But, be sure to check them out (click here to get to their website)- they have amazing recipes and I have tried a number of their recipes and have absolutely loved them!  Thanks Pip!  Thanks Ebby!  xoxo

Enjoy and live with gusto!


  1. What a gorgeous salad. It sounds really delicious. I'm new to your blog and I've spent some time browsing through your earlier post. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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