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Fresh Fall Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

A beautiful spinach salad with seasonal winter toppings including pomegranate, orange, and pecans complete with an apple cider vinaigrette.
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Just like my other spinach salad recipes, this one comes with simple ingredients, but is loaded with flavor!

You will love this salad because…

  • Tastes great!
  • Perfect as a side dish to any protein
  • it has seasonal ingredients
  • Make it ahead of time (just put the vinaigrette to the side, and toss before serving)
  • It won’t occupy any space on your stovetop or oven
  • It’s loaded with super healthy ingredients

What do you need to make a simple Winter Pomegranate Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Green: Spinach (great for iron)

Winter fruit: pomegranate, orange

Crunchy: Pecans

Herbs: Parsley

Veggies: shallots

Dairy: parmesan (optional)

the dressing makes all the difference

Apple Cider Vinaigrette, olive oil, honey, dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, and salt and pepper to taste.

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How to make a Perfect Winter Pomegranate Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

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Perfect Winter Pomegranate Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

A beautiful spinach salad with seasonal winter toppings including pomegranate, orange, and pecans complete with an apple cider vinaigrette.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 607kcal

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 5 cups spinach
  • 1 cup pomegranate, seeded
  • 1 orange, supremed
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup pecans, chopped & toasted
  • parsley, chopped
  • cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Mix dressing ingredients (olive oil, honey, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, salt, & pepper) in a small bowl and set aside.
  • In a new bowl, add spinach, pomegranate seeds, avocado, shallots, pecans, parmesan, parsley, and top with dressing.
  • Serve with a little extra cheese and parsley on top.

Nutrition

Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 31g | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 969mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 7188IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 3mg

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