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Avocado and Pomegranate Salad with Sparkling Apple Juice

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Avocado and Pomegranate Salad with Sparkling Apple Juice

by Laurie David, Environmentalist and Author, The Family Dinner

These vegan and kid-friendly recipes are great for a small or large group. The sparkling apple juice recipe (on page 2) is a great complement to the avocado and lettuce salad. Enjoy the love-themed recipes on Valentine’s Day or any day!

Lett-Us Love

Red greens with avocado, mango, pomegranate seeds and toasted pistachios

You need:

6 cups assorted red lettuces; you can also mix in red endive, radicchio, and red beet leaves
1 avocado, cut into thin wedges
1 cup pomegranate seeds or dried cranberries
1 whole mango, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup pistachios or sliced almonds, toasted
Pomegranate vinaigrette (see below)

In your salad bowl, toss the lettuce with enough dressing to make you happy. In a separate bowl, toss the fruit with 1 tablespoon of the dressing and arrange in a lovely manner on top of the greens. Sprinkle with the nuts and serve right away.

Makes 6 servings

Pomegranate Vinaigrette

You need:

1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons pomegranate syrup (or simmer 3/4 cup pomegranate juice until it is as thick as maple syrup)
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup light flavored olive oil, nut oil or a combination of the two

Pour the vinegar, mustard, pomegranate syrup and salt into a mason jar and shake until the salt has dissolved. Add the olive oil, shake and shake again. Then, taste it ‚ÄĒ this is important. Does it need more salt? A little more vinegar? When it is perfect, drizzle on your salad.

Makes 1 1/4 cups

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2:54AM PDT on May 14, 2013

sounds yummy, thanks for sharing

9:06PM PST on Dec 9, 2012

Thank you :)

3:28PM PDT on Aug 22, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

12:49PM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

Thank you

10:44PM PDT on Apr 29, 2012

sounds heavenly

7:04AM PDT on Mar 18, 2012

Mmmm This sounds really good tyvm:)

10:27AM PST on Feb 15, 2012

Yummy, drink recipe sounds good! Need more recipes cuz my knowledge is limited what to do with pomegranates.

10:04AM PST on Feb 14, 2012

Sounds tasty

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