Posts Tagged ‘pomegranate’

Chopped Salad with Pomegranate, Persimmon, and Pepitas

Thursday, January 16th, 2014
Chopped Salad with Pomegrante, Persimmon, Pepita

Chopped Salad with Pomegrante, Persimmon, Pepita

Chopped Salad with Pomegranate, Persimmon, and Pepitas

This fall and wintry salad sure doesn’t seem like a cold weather salad.  The flavors are bright, sweet and a bit tart.  Plus, the combinations of color make a gorgeous presentation.  I highly recommend the lemon vinaigrette to dress this chopped salad, but regular vinaigrette will work just fine too.  If you want to make the salad for a dinner party, you can prepare it earlier in the day; just don’t dress the salad until right before serving.
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Arugula Salad with Roasted Pumpkin and Creamy Pumpkin Vinaigrette

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Arugula Salad with Creamy Pumpkin Dressing

Arugula Salad with Creamy Pumpkin Dressing

Arugula Salad with Roasted Pumpkin and Creamy Pumpkin Vinaigrette

Here is yet another pumpkin dish served at our Pumpkin Spectacular this year.  I’ve included roasted cubed pumpkin as an option, because that’s how I made the salad.  However, I didn’t really care for the roasted pumpkin in the salad.  I didn’t like the texture.  My friend did like it, so I though I would keep it in as an option.  The salad is great even without the roasted pumpkin cubes.

I’m going to continue to play with the roasted pumpkin element and see what I can come up with for next year.
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Filled Endives

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Filled Endives

I developed this recipe a number of years ago when I was looking for vegetable options for party finger foods and hors d’eurves. So many finger foods are heavy with lots of bread, cheese and meat. These are light and refreshing, and hold up well to sitting out. Nothing to wilt here. The citrus provides a sweet and tangy zing. The pomegranate seeds provide a tart burst. The celery and endive provide and nice crisp crunch. The cranberries provide a chewy sweetness. Finally the pistachios add a bit of umami and even more texture. Salad does not have to be boring and eaten with a fork.
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How to Prep a Pomegranate

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012
Pomegranate

Pomegranate

Tuesday Tip


How to Prep a Pomegranate

When I first started finding and using pomegranates I heard and read a few various techniques for removing the seeds. The most common method I saw was cutting the pomegranate in half, taking a rolling pin, and hitting it to release the seeds. All this managed to do for me was release a few seeds and splatter a lot of red juice.
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Apple and Cucumber Salad with Fennel and Pomegranate

Thursday, October 11th, 2012
Apple and Cucumber Salad with Fennel and Pomegranates

Apple and Cucumber Salad with Fennel and Pomegranates

Apple and Cucumber Salad with Fennel and Pomegranate

I like the simple elegance of this dish.  It’s great for a dinner party, but simple enough for an everyday salad too.  The sweet-tart apples pair well with the sweet fennel and juicy bursts from the pomegranate seeds.  The cucumbers help to balance out the flavors.
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