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Anniversary Dinner Part Two: Pomegranate and Parmesan Salad


by Marla Murphy November 11, 2014

I love when simple things like salads or soups have unexpected ingredients that you would probably never think to put together and it turns out tasting amazing! This next recipe is the salad I made for our one-year anniversary dinner but I believe it should be served any day you are craving something unique and healthy!! Even though the dressing isn’t exactly considered light- you could easily use your favorite vinegarette instead. My husband happens to love a good Caesar salad so I compromised and gave him a creamy dressing made with real organic ingredients! But first.. just a few more shots of the table setting :)  IMG_6647 IMG_6980 IMG_7064

Now back to the food!!

Pomegranate and Parmesan Salad
Serves 2
Easy salad with unexpected ingredients! 
Prep Time
15 min 
Ingredients
  1. 1 head of butter lettuce
  2. 1/2 small jicama, cut into thin slices
  3. 1/4 cup of pomegranate seeds
  4. 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  5. Salt and Pepper
Instructions
  1. 1. Wash, pat dry and divide leaves evenly onto a plate.
  2. 2. Top with pomegranate seeds, cheese, jicama, and salt/pepper to taste
  3. 3. Add desired amount of Creme Fraiche dressing or for a healthier choice use balsamic vinegar
Adapted from The Sprouted Kitchen, Bon Apetit Fall/Winter 2014 
calories: 103
fat: 3g
protein: 6g
carbs: 15g

Seriously, this was the easiest salad ever!

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I Love how much color the pomegranates added!

IMG_7258 As you can see the we didn't add the dressing directly onto our salad. One of my favorite tried and true tips is to always dip your fork into the dressing and then put the salad onto your fork that way you get all the flavor but save a ton of calories!

Creme Fraiche Dressing
Serves 10
A creamy homemade alternative to ranch or casear dressing! 
Prep Time: 5 min 
Ingredients
  1. 2.5 tablespoons of creme fraiche
  2. 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
  3. 1 teaspoon of honey
  4. 1 scallion, white part only, finely chopped or minced
  5. 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  6. Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. 1. Chop or mince scallion
  2. 2. whisk together creme fraiche, olive oil and honey.
  3. 3. Add in scallions, vinegar, and salt/pepper to taste.
  4. 4. Use with pomegranate and parmesan salad!
Notes
  1. Add more salt, pepper or vinegar to desired taste
Adapted from The Sprouted Kitchen, Bon Apetit Winter/Fall 2014 
calories: 30
fat: 3g
protein: 0g
carbs: 1g

This salad dressing was surprisingly light, creamy and indulgent! I think this is the perfect dressing for the holidays when you are wanting something on the healthier side but you know the rest of your family or party isn't worried about eating healthy that day! This recipe does make quite a bit and is super flavorful I doubt we even ate 1 tablespoon combine, there is definitely enough leftovers to last a couple of days! IMG_7252

 

Love, 

Marla




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