Green Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Vinaigrette

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Η συνταγή και στα ελληνικά στο τέλος της ανάρτησης!

We talked about apples, with the  Apple Cider Doughnuts. We talked about pumpkins with the  Pumpkin and Zucchini Kecap Manis Stir-fry. I think it is high time, we talked about pomegranate too. Pomegranate is another autumn fruit that apart from its unique flavor, has so many powerful ingredients in it.

As Wikipedia states: “Pomegranate aril juice provides about 16% of an adult’s daily vitamin C requirement per 100 ml serving, and is a good source of vitamin B5, potassium and natural phenols, such as ellagitannins and flavonoids. Pomegranates are listed as high-fiber in some charts of nutritional value. That fiber is entirely contained in the edible seeds which also supply unsaturated oils. In preliminary laboratory research and clinical trials, juice of the pomegranate may be effective in reducing heart disease risk factors.”

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But apart from all this medical information regarding the nutritional value of pomegranate, it is also so tasty and gives such a unique flavor to everything you put it in.

So, I decided to make myself a nice, healthy, tasty and filling green salad adding pomegranate seeds and a beautiful pomegranate juice vinaigrette. I substituted some portion of vinegar with pomegranate juice which is tangy, but not as strong as the vinegar.

The portion for this salad is for one, as I was all alone at home and I had the pleasure of enjoying it by myself. Not bad, not bad at all. If you want to make it you can double it or triple it, it is all up to you, but do try it!

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Green Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Vinaigrette

Ingredients

For the Salad

4 cremini mushrooms, sliced

4 leaves of salad

2 handfuls of spinach

2 handfuls of rucola

1/2 cup of pomegranate seeds

½ tsp Herbes de Provence

 

For the Mushrooms

2 tbsp butter

¼ cup red wine

¼ tsp garlic powder

¼ tsp onion powder

Salt and pepper

 

For the Pomegranate Vinaigrette

4 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

3 tbsp pomegranate juice

2 tbsp honey

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Instructions

For the Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Place all ingredients in a glass bowl and microwave in high for 30 seconds.

Put aside and let it cool, while preparing the salad.

 

For the mushrooms

Add the margarine to a skillet in medium heat.

Throw the mushrooms, herbs and spices.

Pour the wine and let them cook until all liquids are absorbed.

Remove from heat and put them aside.

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Assembly

Cut the salad leaves and arrange them along with the rest of the greens in a deep bowl.

Add the pomegranate seeds.

Arrange the mushrooms on top of the seeds and greens.

Pour about four tbsp. of the vinaigrette and mix well.

5.0 from 13 reviews
Green Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Vinaigrette
 
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Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Salad
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: International
Serves: 1
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
For the Salad
  • 4 cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 4 leaves of salad
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 2 handfuls of rucola
  • ½ cup of pomegranate seeds
  • ½ tsp Herbes de Provence
For the Mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • ¼ cup red wine
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • Salt and pepper
For the Pomegranate Vinaigrette
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp pomegranate juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
For the Pomegranate Vinaigrette
  1. Place all ingredients in a glass bowl and microwave in high for 30 seconds.
  2. Put aside and let it cool, while preparing the salad.
For the mushrooms
  1. Add the margarine to a skillet in medium heat.
  2. Throw the mushrooms, herbs and spices.
  3. Pour the wine and let them cook until all liquids are absorbed.
  4. Remove from heat and put them aside.
Assembly
  1. Cut the salad leaves and arrange them along with the rest of the greens in a deep bowl.
  2. Add the pomegranate seeds.
  3. Arrange the mushrooms on top of the seeds and greens.
  4. Pour about four tbsp. of the vinaigrette and mix well.

5.0 from 13 reviews
Πράσινη Σαλάτα με Ρόδι, Μανιτάρια και Βινεγκρέτ Ροδιού
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Σαλάτα
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Διεθνής
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
Για τη σαλάτα
  • 4 λευκά μανιτάρια, κομμένα σε φέτες
  • 4 φύλλα σαλάτα
  • 2 χούφτες σπανάκι
  • 2 χούφτες ρόκα
  • ½ φλιτζάνι σπόρους ροδιού
  • ½ κουταλάκι του γλυκού βότανα Προβηγγίας
Για τα μανιτάρια
  • 2 κουταλιές της σούπας βούτυρο
  • ¼ φλιτζάνι κόκκινο κρασί
  • ¼ κ.γ. σκόνη σκόρδου
  • ¼ κ.γ. σκόνη κρεμμύδι
  • Αλάτι και πιπέρι
Για τη βινεγκρέτ ροδιού
  • 4 κ.σ. ελαιόλαδο
  • 1 κ.σ. κόκκινο ξίδι κρασιού
  • 3 κ.σ. χυμός ροδιού
  • 2 κ.σ. μέλι
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
Για τη βινεγκρέτ ροδιού
  1. Τοποθετήστε όλα τα συστατικά σε ένα γυάλινο μπολ και βάλτε τα στο φούρνο μικροκυμάτων στην υψηλή θερμοκρασία για 30 δευτερόλεπτα.
  2. Βάλτε στην άκρη και αφήστε το να κρυώσει, ενώ ετοιμάζετε τη σαλάτα.
Για τα μανιτάρια
  1. Προσθέστε τη μαργαρίνη σε ένα τηγάνι σε μέτρια φωτιά.
  2. Ρίξτε τα μανιτάρια, τα βότανα και τα μπαχαρικά.
  3. Σβήστε με το κρασί και αφήστε να σωταριστούν μέχρι όλα τα υγρά τους να απορροφηθούν.
  4. Βάλτε τα στην άκρη.
Σύνθεση
  1. Κόψτε τα φύλλα σαλάτας και τακτοποιήστε τα μαζί με τα υπόλοιπα πράσινα σε ένα βαθύ μπολ.
  2. Προσθέστε το ρόδι και τα μανιτάρια.
  3. Ρίξτε περίπου 4 κ.σ. από τη βινεγκρέτ και ανακατέψτε καλά.

 

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