Beet and Pomegranate Seed Salad


This winter salad is sophisticated enough for holiday meals but simple enough for weekday dinners.


Makes 4 servings (about 9 cups)

  • 4 cups packed mixed baby greens
  • 2 cups packed assorted micro-greens
  • 2 cups sliced baby beets, cooked and chilled
  • 1 cup fresh pomegranate seeds
  • 3 Tbsp. coarsely chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced


1. Arrange the baby greens in a salad bowl or on a platter. Top with the micro-greens.

2. Arrange the beets on top of the micro-greens and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and walnuts.

3. Whisk together the orange juice, olive oil, black pepper and garlic in a small bowl. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad and serve immediately.

Note: If you don't have time to cook fresh beets for this recipe, use drained canned beets (preferably with no added salt) or refrigerated cooked beets, which are available in many supermarkets.

Nutrition facts per serving (about 2¼ cups): 152 calories, 18 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein, 9 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 160 mg sodium, 31% DV vitamin A, 34% DV vitamin C, 16% DV manganese

Recipe used with permission from The Plant-Powered Diet by Sharon Palmer, RD


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