This was a refreshing salad to have after all of the sugary sweets over the holidays. Pomegranates are a once a year treat for me. We do love to eat local and fresh, but in the winter, it is hard not to have a few non-local indulgences. Where would I be without fresh lemons, grapefruit, hot house cucumbers and tomatoes? I can't live without them! I know there is nothing better than fresh and local in the summer time for sure. Despite that, this was a simple, refreshing salad in the middle of winter - one I devoured!
I shredded some lettuce, diced up some green onions, celery, cucumber, then topped it with feta cheese. Added a sprinkling of fresh Pomegranate seeds and a few olives. A light drizzle of good Extra Virgin Olive Oil, a squeeze of fresh lemon, fresh cracked pepper and an unseasonably delightful salad is served.
Pomegranates have such a short season, so when I see them in the stores, I have to scoop up a few. Such a heavenly fruit. I also used them in my very first Cranberry Sauce recipe - it was divine. I am also thinking of adding them to fresh veggie fruit juices, as well as topped on Vanilla yogurt...yum. Do you like to use fresh pomegranates - and how do they inspire you?