Sunday, November 21, 2010

Apple Cranberry Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

So I have really felt under the weather the past few days. I had a touch of that nasty cold virus that has been going around. But I am one of those people that at the first sign of sickness starts popping Vitamin C tablets and drinking Thera-Flu. Thankfully I think I knocked this out in two days because I woke up feeling a million times better this morning. No more sore throat and no more fever. So this meant that I was able to go back in the kitchen! Since I am still a little weak I wanted a light nutritious lunch that was easy to make and packed with flavor. I decided to make one of my favorites, an Apple Cranberry Salad. Made with sweet butter lettuce, chopped Macintosh apples, dried cranberries, sliced almonds and crumbled bacon. I typically use an organic raspberry vinaigrette but I wanted a little more seasonal so I added some pomegranate to the salad and topped it with pomegranate vinaigrette. MMMM...yes I enjoy healthy just as much as unhealthy. I hope to be completely cold free in a day or so because I have a few things that I would like to bring to Thanksgiving. And in order to successfully do this I need to be one hundred percent. I think that right now I might be at eighty five. I guess I need to go buy some oranges because that always helps. Until then I am going to eat up the pomegranates I bought. Yum!

Pomegranate Vinaigrette
1/4 cup pomegranate or raspberry vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons minced shallot
1 teaspoon grainy mustard
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Source: Food and Wine

Oh Glorious Salad

I devoured this after no food for a day

Listening To:
Corduroy-Pearl Jam
Be Somebody-Kings of Leon
We're Going To Be Friends -The White Stripes


  1. This sounds delicious! I love that you used pomegranates :)

  2. I need to add this to my list of salad recipes for summer!!

  3. You sound just like me! I have my bottle of Vitamin C and a box of Theraflu drink mix at the ready all year long for when a cold or flu hits. I hope you continue feeling better. That salad looks so delicious!

  4. This looks delicious and the perfect salad for Thanksgiving!

  5. Imwaytobusy-Thanks! I love pomegranates...even though sometimes they can be awful to work with. Plus they turn my fingernails black. Anyone else have this problem?

    Kimberly-Thanks! In the summer I like my salad with nectarines, mango, greens, some shallot, and I make a tangerine vinaigrette. I am in HEAVEN! I just never know what kind of cheese to add. Suggestions?

    Pretend Chef-I think I should buy stock in Thera Flu. But for some reason I took a turn for the worse and am even sicker today. :( I have been a tad stressed at work so I think it does nothing to improve my recovery. Thanks for liking my salad. I don't imagine Mr. Sideline Chef likes salad?

    happywhennothungry-Thank you! One of my aunts from back home is actually going to make this as part of her spread.

  6. Alexandria-I love the pomegranate vinaigrette recipe you posted. A beautiful fall/winter salad deserves nothing but the best, and this makes a perfect combination with the salad.

  7. That sounds delicious. Great use of autumn flavors too.

  8. Alexandria- this sounds delish! You and I are on the same page when we start to feel icky...vitamin C! Thera-flu makes me feel weirder than normal so I don't take it, but I down the herbs and stuff. I've been trying to fight off a cold too.

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment. You always make me smile! (don't worry, that results page is hard to read. just look for a trophy next on the persons post. if it has just a heart, they didn't make it.) Cheers, my dear!