I am not a very big salad-as-the-main-course type of person. Salad usually just makes me more hungry if I only eat that as the main course, with the exception of some chicken salads. However, I do love adding salad to a meal as a side dish. One of my favorite salads to quickly toss together is this pomegranate seed, walnut and feta cheese salad. If you have ever tried seeding a pomegranate before, you know if can take a really long time. Each pomegranate has over 100 seeds! My Trader Joes grocery store has pomegranate seeds for sale, although they are a little pricey. I guess you have to balance paying a little extra against your time and work seeding the pomegranate. If I have a lot of time, I will just do it myself. Pomegranates have great health benefits. In 1/2 cup, you will get about 3 grams of fiber and 15% of your daily vitamin C.
Another thing I don’t like is buying store-bought salad dressing. Why? I only use part of the bottle before it goes bad! I don’t eat salad every day, and I am usually pretty impulsive about when I eat them. Luckily balsamic vinaigrette is one of my favorite dressings, because I always have the ingredients on hand and it is very quick and easy to prepare. Just remember the 3:1 ratio for the olive oil to balsamic vinegar, and add a bit of honey, salt and pepper before whisking it up.
Tomorrow Fabi is starting his new job. I am nervous for him! It is always hard starting a new job and getting used the things during the first few weeks. We went work-clothes shopping the other day, which was fun because he never usually likes to go shopping! I can’t wait to go work-clothes shopping too, but I am trying to hold off until starting my new job is closer. Just a few more months!
- 3 cups organic baby romaine salad, rinsed
- ½ cup pomegranate seeds
- ⅓ cup chopped walnuts
- ⅓ cup low-fat crumbled feta cheese
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- ½ tsp honey
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Add all balsamic vinaigrette ingredients to a small bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
- Add salad, pomegranate seeds, and walnuts to a bowl and toss together with all of the balsamic vinaigrette.
- Divide the salad among two plates, and top with feta cheese.