Post-Thanksgiving Redemption Salad (Winter Salad)

Ingredients

Ingredients:
10 fresh mint leaves
2 large apples (I recommend a nice crisp apple like cameo or p
1 bunch lettuce (1 head red leaf or 2 heads bibb lettuce; both h
salt and pepper to taste
(makes 4- 6 side salads)

Preparation

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Prep:
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Rinse and dry lettuce, break apart leaves
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Extract seeds from pomegranate (I was a pom newby the first time I made this so I used this method from the webs: http://bit.ly/7Rve07)
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Rinse and dry mint leaves, julienne
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Cut off stalk and heart of fennel bulb
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Dice apples
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Start with a lettuce bed. Just break it apart by hand.
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Add a generous handful of diced apple to each bowl
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Shave the fennel into each bowl using a peeler (or a grater)
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Sprinkle with julienned mint
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Plop a few gobs of goat cheese into each bowl
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Add a generous sprinkle of pomegranate seeds
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Add salt and pepper
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Optional) put left over pomegranate seeds into a pint glass, cover with your hand and use a muddler to crush the seeds. Stick another pint glass into the first one (to hold in the dregs) and drizzle the fresh pomegranate juice onto the salads to dress.
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NOW you are ready to eat!

Comments

Camille Willemain's picture

Sounds delish! A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil would be nice too.

About

This salad was inspired by a mozzarella, fennel and cherry tomato salad from a local Seattle restaurant.

After thanksgiving, I wanted something fresh and light for dinner. Since tomatoes were not in season, I decided to keep the fennel but substituted apple, pomegranate and goat cheese. I love mint so I added that in too. I love this flavor combo - the ingredients pack in tons of flavor all on their own without dressing.

I hope you enjoy!

Yield:

6.0 salads

Added:

January 31, 2011

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