Now, I have to say that I have enjoyed pomegranate in alcoholic beverages. .and add the juice to my jalapeno jelly. .but I've never even seen a real pomegranate, much less eaten one. .until this week. My kids were wild about the seedy little devils too!! Tristan and I went to a funeral today out of town, and scored some of these little guys at Walmart!
Here's the inside of one, for those poor souls that have never seen one. Not too pretty actually.
I started out by cutting it in half and using a spoon to gather the seeds. .WRONG. Tristan showed up and told me that GRANDMA said. .cut it in quarters and pick out the seeds. .Hmmph! When I started kind of peeling the skin off the seeds, it did work much easier. .and you can see how beautiful those seeds are. .they look like popcorn kernels! And they are REALLY juicy. .I was squirted in the eye more than once.
So festive. .and pretty to look at. Poms are easily found during the Christmas season. .which is why I wanted to hurry and share the recipe. .so you can grab one while at the store to try in this salad!! We had to buy extra so the kids could devour them plain!! Which is ok, since they are loaded with antioxidants and everything healthy!! Enjoy!
Festive Spinach Salad
6-10 oz bag of fresh baby spinach
1/2 cup feta cheese
3 green onions (although Jeremy threw in 3 more for good measure when my back was turned. .it tasted fine)
3/4 cup pomegranate seeds (I threw in the seeds from one whole one. .it was a little over, but we like the juicy, crunchy little devils!)
1/2 cup glazed almond slivers (the original recipe didn't have these in it, I spotted them in the store and thought they would be good. .they were!)
1/3-1/2 cup Balsamic vinaigrette
Mix all the ingredients together except for the vinaigrette. .add it right before serving. You'll love it. .Promise!!