Spinach Pomegranate Salad

Prep Time: 20 Min

Recipe Yield 4 servings

    Ingredients
  • 1 (10 ounce) bag baby spinach leaves. rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup mandarin oranges
  • 1 cup almonds - sliced or whole
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 2 ripe pears, peeled and cut into thin wedges
  • 1/2 bag (3.5 oz) of PerfectGEMs Pomegranate Arils
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette

Spinach Pomegranate Salad

A very quick and nutritious salad made with PerfectGEMs Pomegranate Arils, mandarin oranges, almonds, pecans and pears.

Directions

Place spinach in a salad bowl. Top with 2 ripe pears, peeled and cut into thin wedges, chopped pecans, almonds and mandarin oranges. Sprinkle PerfectGEMs Pomegranate Arils over the top, and drizzle with vinaigrette.

Pomegranate Ariles and Citrus Fruit Salad

Prep Time: 15 Min

Recipe Yield 8 servings

    Ingredients
  • 4 large grapefruits
  • 1 cup mandarin orange sections
  • 1 bag (7 oz) of PerfectGEMs Pomegranate Arils
  • 2 Kiwifruit
  • 6 oz fresh raspberries (optional)
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup fresh grapefruit juice
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • Fresh mint for garnish

Pomegranate Arils and Citrus Fruit Salad

Directions: Slice 4 grapefruit in half and carefully remove grapefruit sections and place in bowl. Retain the empty grapefruit halves to use as serving bowls. Peel and slice kiwifruit. Combine brown sugar, grapefruit juice and ground ginger in a large bowl. Add sliced kiwifruit, grapefruit sections, mandarin oranges and ½ bag of PerfectGEMs Pomegranate Arils and toss gently to combine thoroughly. Spoon fruit into empty grapefruit bowls. Sprinkle remaining ½ bag of PerfectGEMs Pomegranate Arils on top, garnish with fresh mint and serve.

Pomegranate Arils and Fruit Yogurt Salad

Prep Time: 15 Min

Recipe Yield 4 servings

    Ingredients
  • 1 Granny Smith or Golden Delicious Apple
  • 1/2 bag (3.5 oz) of PerfectGEMs Pomegranate Arils
  • 1 cup mandarin orange sections
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) vanilla yogurt
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp Cardamom powder

Pomegranate Arils and Fruit Yogurt Salad

Directions: Wash apple and cut into small cubes. Peel and slice bananas. Combine apples and bananas in a bowl with mandarin orange sections and ½ bag of PerfectGEMs Pomegranate Arils. Mix lemon juice, sugar, honey, cardamom powder and vanilla yogurt together and gently stir into fruit mixture.

Grilled Chicken Pomegranate Salad

Prep Time: 20 Min

Recipe Yield 8 servings

    Ingredients
  • 3 cups grilled or smoked chicken breast, diced or chunked
  • 1 cup celery, 1/4 inch dice
  • 1 cup apples, 3/8 inch dice
  • 1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • Pinch of ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup PerfectGEMs Pomegranate Arils

Grilled Chicken Pomegranate Salad

This is a great salad with grilled or smoked chicken. The savory chicken and tangy pomegranate make this a perfect comfort food all year round. Substitute turkey for the perfect "Day After" Thanksgiving meal.

Directions

In large bowl, combine chicken, celery, and almonds. In separate small bowl, combine mayonnaise, sour cream, pineapple juice and ground cloves. Combine dressing into large bowl, folding the ingredients, adding in half of the PerfectGEMs Pomegranate Arils until well-coated. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve as salad over greens with whole meal bread. Garnish portions with the remaining PerfectGEMs Pomegranate Arils.

Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Prep Time: 00 Min

Recipe Yield 4~6 servings

    Ingredients
  • 1 – 10 ounce package mixed baby greens
  • 1/2 bag (3.5 oz) of PerfectGEMs Pomegranate Arils
  • 1 – 8 oz package goat cheese, chilled
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced, retain zest separately
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

Directions: Whisk together the lemon juice, Dijon, vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper in a separate bowl. Arrange field greens on salad plates, leaving 1" border around edge. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons of PerfectGEMs Pomegranate Arils evenly over greens. Using two household tablespoons, scoop 1 rounded spoonful of goat cheese with 1 spoon and gently slide one spoonful of goat cheese onto the top middle of each salad with the other spoon. Lightly pour dressing evenly over salads, using your discretion as to how much you like. Sprinkle lemon zest evenly over salads. Serve immediately.