I’ve been crazy for pomegranate the last few weeks, and looking for ways to use up the abundance of them I bought at Costco. This vegetarian pomegranate holiday salad is a perfect blend of sweet, salty, savory, and crunchy. I’ve been wanting to try a salad with pomegranate for awhile, and I’m sure glad I did. You won’t be disappointed with this one.

Kale Pomegranate Salad with Pecans and Feta

I wasn’t expecting a salad like this to be as filling as it was, but I was not let down. Surprisingly, this kept me full all afternoon. If you need a bit more substance to your salad, feel free to throw something like rotisserie chicken on it, but as we are vegetarian in our house, we try to avoid that. 

Pomegranate Holiday Salad with Pecans

This salad would really be great year round, as the flavor also reminds me of summer, but it’s really also a Christmasy flavor. Must just be the pomegranate. Tasting salads like this really makes me shocked that growing up I wouldn’t hardly touch a vegetable because these are SO tasty. It’s too bad more of these weren’t a trendy food back in the day because it may have meant many of us had healthier childhoods. 

Balsamic Vinaigrette with Pomegranate Kale Salad

What you’ll love about this vegetarian pomegranate holiday salad?

  1. It’s vegetarian and vegan friendly. Feel free to omit the feta, use a vegan feta or no cheese. 
  2. It contains pomegranate. What’s not to love about that?
  3. Its vegetable packed. Get your servings of fruit and vegetables in a tasty bowl.
Balsamic Dressing and Pomegranate Holiday Salad

How to make this salad?

  1. Make the dressing by mixing all the ingredients together in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Wash and chop up the kale and romaine. Place in a large bowl. I like these because they have lids for any leftovers.
  3. Cut the pomegranate open and remove arils. Sprinkle over the chopped greens.
  4. Next sprinkle the feta and chopped pecans on top. Mix it all together.
  5. Divide into serving bowls and top with balsamic dressing.

If you are looking for another great fruity salad, check out this balsamic berry arugula salad recipe

AuthorcassclayCategoryDinner, SaladsDifficultyBeginner

This vegetarian pomegranate holiday salad is a delicious vegetarian salad that includes pecans, feta, pomegranate arils, and a homemade balsamic dressing.

Pomegranate Holiday Salad with Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette.

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins

 1 whole pomegranate arils
 ½ bunch of kale, chopped
 1 head of romaine, chopped
 ½ cup chopped pecans
 ¼ cup feta
Balsamic Dressing
 ¼ cup olive oil
 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
 1 tbsp dijon mustard
 ½ tsp minced garlic
 salt and pepper

1

Make the dressing by whisking all ingredients together in a bowl.

2

Wash and chop kale and romaine leaves.

3

Cut open pomegranate and remove seeds.

4

Mix chopped kale and romaine together in a bowl. Sprinkle pomegranate arils over top.

5

Next sprinkle the feta and pecans over top. Mix well and divide into bowls.

6

Top with balsamic dressing to taste.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4


Amount Per Serving
Calories 358
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g42%
Total Carbohydrate 24.6g9%
Dietary Fiber 8g32%
Sugars 14.4g
Protein 7.6g16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Ingredients

 1 whole pomegranate arils
 ½ bunch of kale, chopped
 1 head of romaine, chopped
 ½ cup chopped pecans
 ¼ cup feta
Balsamic Dressing
 ¼ cup olive oil
 3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
 1 tbsp dijon mustard
 ½ tsp minced garlic
 salt and pepper

Directions

1

Make the dressing by whisking all ingredients together in a bowl.

2

Wash and chop kale and romaine leaves.

3

Cut open pomegranate and remove seeds.

4

Mix chopped kale and romaine together in a bowl. Sprinkle pomegranate arils over top.

5

Next sprinkle the feta and pecans over top. Mix well and divide into bowls.

6

Top with balsamic dressing to taste.

Vegetarian Pomegranate Holiday Salad

Let me know what you thought of this salad in the comments below. 

-Cassie

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