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My delicious Persian inspired orange and pomegranate salad

Updated: Nov 4, 2019

A sweet yet tangy Persian inspired pomegranate and orange salad with a honey dressing is perfect for a side at any BBQ. Nice as a fresh accompaniment to a roast chicken or perfect as it is, with the addition of some grilled goats cheese or sliced chicken breast as a filling tasty main.

This salad is packed full of flavour, with the sweet oranges, the bite of the pomegranate, a crunch of toasted almonds and the sweet warming of the dressing. Perfect!

Recipe

Prep Time : 10 mins

Serves : 4 as a side salad

Difficulty : Easy

Dressing

2 tablespoons of runny honey

1.5 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

4 tablespoons of olive oil

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Pinch salt and pepper

The rest

2 oranges

100gr baby spinach

100gr watercress

Half a pomegranate

2 tablespoons of toasted almonds

1 - Mix all the dressing ingredients together.

2 - Peel the oranges with a knife. To do this cut the bottom and top off the orange and cut from top downwards just under the peel and pith.

3 - Cut the oranges into slices or into segments, whichever you prefer.

Get all the seeds out of the pomegranate and set aside (be careful, pomegranate juice stains).

4 - Put the almonds into a small pan and lightly toast over the hob - make sure they don't burn.

5 - Place the washed leaves and orange in a serving bowl and top with the pomegranate seed and the toasted almonds.

6 - Dress just before serving.

Variations

Rocket man - You can add rocket if you fancy a more peppery kick.

No meat, No problem - Grill goats cheese and add to the top of the salad just before you put the dressing and almonds on for a delicious vegetarian main.

Protein power - Grill a chicken breast, slice and add for a tasty and carb free main.

**One last thing - Pomegranate juice stains EVERYTHING, so be careful unless you want it to look like you murdered someone in the kitchen**

Enjoy :)

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