My delicious Persian inspired orange and pomegranate salad

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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