Arugula Salad With Pomegranate, Avocado and Goat Cheese

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This recipe was entered in The Foodista Best of Food Blogs Cookbook contest, a compilation of the world’s best food blogs which was published in Fall 2010.


For the salad:
seeds/arils from 1/2 pomegranate
1 avocado, sliced
3 Tb. cilantro or parsley, chopped
1/4 cup goat cheese, crumbled-optional
Course sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
For the dressing:
1/2 Tb. fresh lemon juice or balsamic vinegar or to taste


Toss the salad ingredients in a medium bowl.
In a smaller bowl, mix the dressing ingredients and pour over the salad.
Sprinkle with course salt and freshly ground black pepper.


While it may seem like a random combination of ingredients- the bitter arugula, the sweet and crunchy pomegranate, the creamy avocado and the slightly salty goat cheese- it just works. If you don’t have pomegranate molasses for the dressing, you can use honey instead, or just leave out the sweetener.

This arugula salad is lovely on its own, or feel free to add some protein for a more complete meal: cooked chicken or meat, or some beans and/or nuts or seeds would all work (I had it with leftover roast chicken…yummy).




Wednesday, December 16, 2009 - 7:42am


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