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 — 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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Sparkling apple juice with a dash of pomegranate and frozen raspberries

You need (per serving):

6 ounces sparkling apple juice
1 ounce pomegranate juice
A couple of frozen raspberries
Heart shaped ice cubes
Mix as many servings as needed, pour into a pretty glass and toast to love.



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Patricia H.
Patricia H.2 years ago

sounds yummy, thanks for sharing

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen2 years ago

Thank you :)

Duane B.
.3 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Engele van Zyl
Engele van Zyl3 years ago

sounds heavenly

Mari 's
Mari 's3 years ago

Mmmm This sounds really good tyvm:)

Laura S.
Past Member 3 years ago

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

Mario A.
Mario A.3 years ago

Sounds tasty