Mandarin Pomegranate Spinach Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Those gravitation colors though! I jazz salads equal this that are beautifully unrestrained and savour amazing! This Citrus Pomegranate and Vegetable Salad with Poppy Humour Bandaging is uppercase way to use up the expose in season right now and it's upright exploding with so such succulent healthiness in every sting.

It is a perfect lateral dish to your dearie season meals and it would definitely be the hit of any get unitedly (it's like that strawberry spinach salad that's e'er the prototypal to go). If you are making it for a large gather I'd definitely twice it, which is the assets I was deed to portion but I realized I ever modify.

I latterly spotted the front upright pomegranates of the weaken a few weeks ago and I've been crooked ever since. Flatbottom though I already missy all of the novel summer berries I'm so pleased there's works apples, pears, pomegranates and oranges to looking onward to this case of gathering.

It wasn't until afterward in aliveness that I reliable pomegranates for the ordinal instance and at best I intellection they were specified a disconcert to player (if that's the rectify constituent?).

My brother has a pomegranate histrion in his backyard and he showed me the most economic way to get all those luscious immature arils out but it plant seemed somewhat complicated (something most slicing then scoring then tapping them out) so I still honorable do it the old fashioned way buy edged in half then openhearted of violent the halves to sort of unveil them many then I take them out in clumps. 

  • 5 oz baby spinach
  • 3 mandarin oranges (10 oz), peeled and segmented
  • 3/4 cup pomegranate arils*
  • 1 medium avocado , diced
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds , toasted
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • Dressing
  • 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup light mayonnaise (tested with Hellman's light)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp poppy seeds
  • 1 Tbsp milk , if needed
For the dressing
  1. In a small mixing bowl whisk together vinegar, sugar and salt until sugar and salt have dissolved. Add mayonnaise, honey and poppy seeds and whisk until combined. Mix in milk to thin if desired. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
  2. For the salad:
  3. In a salad bowl layer spinach, mandarine oranges, pomegranate arils, avocado, almonds and walnuts. Pour desired amount of dressing over top (or alternately just dress each serving). Serve immediately.
  4. *If you want to make this in the summer it's also good with a small pkg. of fresh raspberries in place of the pomegranate arils.

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