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The Prettiest Salad Of Them All…

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POMEGRANATE & KUMARA SALAD…

This is currently my favourite salad.  Not only is it delicious but visually, SOOO PRETTY!!  I discovered this on one of my favourite foodie blogs by Jeanine Donofrio called Love & Lemons and I have been making it for every occasion ever since.

Perfect for summer – this salad is ALWAYS a hit and guaranteed there will ALWAYS be someone asking after the recipe.
It’s festive, fun and simply divine! 

In essence, it’s roasted kumara tossed with tangy feta, sweet pomegranate seeds & toasted pistachios. This is so incredibly simple to throw together – even I can do it!

Salad components:

  • 2 medium kumaras, cubed, plus olive oil, salt & pepper for roasting
  • 2 cups baby salad greens (baby kale, spinach, arugula, etc.)
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta
  • 1/4 cup toasted pistachios, toasted & chopped
  • handful of chopped cilantro
  • 2-3 chopped scallions, white and green parts

Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 clove minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon sherry vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • salt & pepper, to taste

 Instructions:

  1. Roast the kumara: Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Celsius. Chop the kumara into bite sized cubes. Drizzle with some olive oil, salt and pepper, and roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes, or until the edges start to turn a darker brown. Once cooked, set aside to cool.
  2. Make the dressing: Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, honey, garlic, salt & pepper. Taste & adjust. Set aside.
  3. Assemble all salad ingredients, toss lightly in the dressing.

And you’re done!  If you’re not a fan of kumara just swap it out for ingredients you do like, such as potato or roast pumpkin.
Ange x
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1 Comment

  1. bobby d

    January 21, 2014 at 11:51 am

    It looks pretty but I just can’t grasp the idea of spitting the pom seeds while eating a salad.

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