Beet and Pomegranate Jewel Salad

It has been a rather dreary 3 days in Minnesota.  Instead of having a winter wonderland covered in sparkly white snow, it has been raining and dark.  Now, it would be all fine and dandy if the sun were out and it were 40 degrees, but instead it is damp and foggy.  I haven't let it dampen my spirits however, and I am still in a rather sparkly mood this week despite the rain.  Spending time with some good people, getting some good workouts in and making some tasty food have helped.  Since it was blah outside, I thought I would share a favorite recipe of mine which is bright and beautiful as well as tasty.  My beet and pomegranate jewel salad.
 I have made it many times, especially during the Holiday season as it is so festive.  Red and yellow beets, with ruby like pomegranates and sweet juicy oranges make it rather lovely which is why I named it jewel salad.  It is sweet and tart, fresh and vibrant from the citrus and pomegranates, and is quite a work of art!  I have added green pistachios as well for some crunch as well as color.  Hopefully
tomorrow the sun comes out, or we get some snow soon, but until then, beautiful things like this one bring some sunshine!  Here is the recipe if you would like to taste it for yourself!

Beet and Pomegranate Jewel Salad
Serves 3
Ingredients:

Dressing:

  • 1 Tbsp orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp orange zest
  • 2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

 

Salad:

  • 2 medium organic cooked golden beets, skin removed, and cut into large dice
  • 1 medium organic cooked red beet, skin removed, and cut into large dice
  • seeds of 1 organic pomegranate
  • 2 medium oranges, cut into supremes
  • 1/2 cup salted pistachios shelled

 

Instructions:

  1. Whisk together dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. In a larger bowl, combine beets, pomegranate seeds, and oranges.
  3. Toss salad with dressing, sprinkle with pistachios and serve!

 

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11 Comments
  1. December 15, 2011 at 00:54
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    Oh it's not just me - I thought I was whisked away to Seattle. This salad just brightened my day!

  2. December 15, 2011 at 01:02
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    Hi Amy, I wish I could send you some of my Floridian weather and you could send me a bit of yours. I can stand the rain and some cooler temperatures. I love your salad it looks refreshing and Floridaish.. I have many orange, grapefruit and tangerine trees in my yard. What I need now are some pomegranates. I love those. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. December 15, 2011 at 03:33
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    Beautiful colors! :)

  4. December 15, 2011 at 13:11
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    Just breathtakingly beautiful! And I adore beets...wonderful!

  5. December 15, 2011 at 18:46
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    That is a pretty salad.

  6. December 15, 2011 at 21:27
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    What a gorgeous, colorful salad...and a great guard against the bleakness of Minnesota this time of year (says a former Minnesotan).

  7. December 17, 2011 at 21:55
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    What a lovely way to brighten up a dreary day! I'm down in Georgia, and it's downright hot out today! I had to go and break my shorts back out... hoping it changes into the perfect winter wonderland for you soon!

  8. December 22, 2011 at 19:14
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    This is gorgeous! I've never thought of pairing beets with pomegranate - what a great idea. :)

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