Soups & Salads

Ultimate Winter Salad


Posted: January 27

Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

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Refreshing and irresistible salads aren't just summertime fare! The Ultimate Winter Salad is a bright and colorful mix of leafy garden-fresh greens, crisp apple slices, crunchy pecans, and of course the ruby-red sweetness of pomegranate. The gorgeous golden dressing has the zest and tang to shake you from the winter doldrums. The Ultimate Winter Salad is like a beam of sunshine in a bowl, which will leave you feeling sparkling!


Ingredients

For the apple cider vinegar dressing:
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
For the salad:
6 cups mixed greens
1 cup pomegranate seeds
1 shallot, thinly sliced
1 Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced
1/2 cup pecans, toasted or glazed
2 ounces soft goat cheese, optional, crumbled

Directions

Step 1

In a medium bowl, whisk the maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, ground ginger, and salt together.

Step 2

Slowly whisk in the olive oil 1 tablespoon at a time until an emulsion forms and the dressing is fully combined. Set it aside.

Step 3

Place the mixed greens in a salad bowl or serving platter.

Step 4

Top with the pomegranate seeds, shallot, apple, pecans, and goat cheese.

Step 5

Drizzle on the apple cider vinegar dressing to taste and toss.

Step 6

Serve.


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