Spinach Avocado Salad with Pomegranate

Spinach Avocado Salad with Pomegrante

For those who are celebrating Thanksgiving today, I want to wish you all a happy and healthy holiday! While I have so many things I am grateful for, I cannot forget the people who are struggling for simple basic things, like peace, food and shelter. I pray for all people in these dire situations.

The recipe I am sharing with you for this week’s Fiesta Friday is a simple and very healthy salad of spinach, avocado, pomegranate seeds and sunflower seeds. What made this salad so easy to make was I was able to use pre-washed organic baby spinach leaves and deseeded pomegranate! The dressing is a 5 ingredient vinaigrette with lemon juice, Dijon mustard and olive oil. My salad was adapted from Martha Stewart’s recipe with a few minor changes. It is such deliciously light salad to enjoy after some holiday overindulgence!

Spinach Avocado Salad with Pomegrante

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Ingredients:

  • 1 pomegranate or 1 (5.3 ounce) Trader Joe’s Pomegranate Seeds package
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons organic extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 2 bunches of flat leaf spinach, stems trimmed or 1 (6 ounce) package organic baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons roasted and hulled sunflower seeds
  • 1 Haas avocado, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced

Directions:

  1. For directions on how to deseed a pomegranate, please click on the following link: SimplyRecipes.com.
  2. Using a large bowl, whisk together lemon juice, mustard and oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Then add spinach, sunflower seeds and pomegranate seeds to the large bowl with dressing.
  3. Arrange avocado slices on individual plates. Top with salad and serve immediately. 6 servings.

Spinach Avocado Salad with Pomegrante

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