Thursday, May 1, 2014

The Perfect Shower Salad: Mixed Greens with Orange and Pomegranate Seeds



Lately Faye and I have had the opportunity to cater a few Showers which is fun for us because we get to test out new recipes on people we know and also celebrate the special occasions in our friend's lives.  
 
For this particular shower our menu featured fresh ingredients which is perfect for Spring! The featured salad, Mixed Greens with Orange sections and Pomegranate Seeds. Also on the menu, Corn and Asparagus Salad with sweet Cherry Tomatoes, Turkey & Brie Panini with Apple & Cranberry Chutney and Fresh Grilled Veggie & Hummus wraps. 
 
We ended our healthy meal with dessert of course! After all, all that healthy eating makes a girl hungry (ha!). Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes with fresh strawberry filling and whipped cream topping, Chocolate Merlot Cupcakes with a white chocolate filling.. let's just say it was another successful event catered by LiveBakeLove.
 
 It's funny.... even though Faye and I cook (A LOT), we still manage to learn new things all the time. For me, my salad recipe required segmented oranges and I wasn't sure how to segment an orange correctly. Thank God for the internet! This nice lady Trish has a great instructional video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k2ths-wsxI ) which I followed and voila! I segmented all of the oranges perfectly! Thanks Trish!!
 
Now back to the featured salad....this is salad is delicious! The recipe was given to me by a coworker.  It's simple, healthy and has amazing flavor. You will love the lemon dressing and the pomegranates and oranges give it just the right amount of sweetness for a savory salad. 
 
I hope you give this salad a try for your next event or just for yourself ! And to Paola and Jeremy, congratuations on the little guy... LIVEBAKELOVE cannot wait to meet him!



Happy Cooking Everyone.

Dressing:
1/3 c. olive oil
¼ c. fresh lemon juice
½ t. fresh lemon zest
1 tablespoon of minced shallot
½ t. Dijon mustard
Salt & pepper to taste

Salad ingredients:
8 oz. mixed greens
¼ c. candied walnuts
¼ c. pomegranate seeds
1-2 oranges , sectioned  

3 T. freshly shaved Parmesan cheese


Directions:
Dressing: Mix all ingredients together and put in refrigerator until ready to use.
Salad: Combine all ingredients except for the nuts. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Add nuts and dress. Serve. 

2 comments:

  1. This looks delicious! Now that it's spring I'm craving salads all of the time--excited to have a new one to add to the rotation!

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth! We hope you give it a try.

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