Brighten your holiday table with this Pomegranate Orange Spinach Salad! This festive favorite is not only easy to prepare but bursts with a delightful combination of sweet, tart, and juicy flavors.

The vibrant jewel-toned pomegranate arils and citrusy oranges add a touch of elegance, while the spinach base keeps things light and healthy. Perfect for any occasion, this salad is sure to impress!

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Crunchy, flavorful and downright elegant, this Pomegranate Orange Spinach Salad is the perfect side salad for any meal. It is especially perfect for holidays.

Why You’ll Love This Pomegranate Orange Spinach Salad

Here’s why you’ll love this Pomegranate Orange Spinach Salad:

  • A Feast for the Eyes and the Palate: This salad is a visual stunner! The vibrant red pomegranate seeds and juicy orange slices create a beautiful contrast against the fresh green spinach. But it’s not just about looks – the combination of sweet citrus, tart pomegranate, and earthy spinach offers a delightful burst of flavor in every bite.
  • Incredibly Easy to Make: Don’t be fooled by the elegant presentation – this salad comes together in a flash! With just a few simple ingredients and minimal prep work, you’ll have a restaurant-worthy dish ready to impress your guests.
  • Perfect for Any Occasion: This versatile salad is a crowd-pleaser any time of year. It’s light enough for a summer barbecue, festive enough for a holiday table, and healthy enough for a casual weeknight meal.
  • Better For You and Refreshing: Packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber from the spinach, pomegranate, and orange, this salad is a guilt-free indulgence. Plus, the fresh ingredients offer a welcome break from heavier dishes.

The ingredients in this pomegranate orange spinach salad compliment compliment each other nicely, and the dressing is absolutely incredible!

The best part of this salad is, you can change it up and make it what you want, if you like

Pomegranate Orange Spinach Salad

Tips and Substitutions

You can substitute any ingredient in this salad or add more or take away ingredients. Here are some suggestions.

  • Lettuce Substitution – Instead of spinach, this can be served on any bed of lettuce from leaf lettuce, iceberg lettuce, romaine or arugula.
  • Pomegranate Seed Substitution – sliced strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries, red grapes or even blackberries or any combination of the above.
  • Orange Substitutions – Orange slices or mandarin oranges are what we usually serve in this salad, but slices of lemon or lime, or even peaches or pineapples would add a lot to this salad.
  • Fig Substitutions – if you’d like to omit the figs you can, but they lend a lot of flavor in this beautiful salad. Substitutions that work well are apricots or dates.
  • Feta Cheese Substitutions – Fresh parmesan, goat cheese, bleu cheese are all great crumbled into this salad.
  • Add in’s – For more great crunch and flavor in this salad, you could add nuts like sliced almonds or chopped walnuts.

What Can I add to this Pomegranate Orange Spinach Salad?

The already delicious Pomegranate Orange Spinach Salad offers a wonderful base for customization! Here are some ideas to elevate it further based on your taste and what you have on hand:

Creamy Elements:

  • Cheese: Crumbled feta cheese adds a salty tang that complements the sweet and tart fruits. For a richer flavor, try goat cheese or blue cheese.
  • Creamy Dressing: A light and creamy dressing made with yogurt, mayonnaise, or buttermilk can add another layer of texture and flavor.

Crunchy and Savory Additions:

  • Nuts: Toasted almonds, pecans, or walnuts add a delightful crunch and richness. Candied nuts offer a touch of sweetness.
  • Seeds: Pumpkin seeds or hemp seeds add a nice nutty flavor and a good dose of healthy fats.
  • Red Onion: Thinly sliced red onion adds a bit of bite and sharp flavor.

Sweet and Fruity Options:

  • Dried Fruits: Dried cranberries, cherries, or chopped dates add pops of sweetness and chewy texture.

Fresh Herbs:

  • Mint: Fresh mint leaves add a bright, refreshing flavor that pairs beautifully with the citrus and pomegranate.
  • Basil: Chopped fresh basil offers a sweet and slightly peppery taste.

Other Ideas:

  • Sliced Avocado: Creamy avocado adds a touch of richness and healthy fats.
  • Kalamata Olives: Briny Kalamata olives add a salty pop and a unique flavor profile.

Remember to adjust the dressing to accommodate any additional savory or salty ingredients.

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Pomeganate Orange Spinach Salad

Nicole Cook
A true holiday salad, the perfect edition to any meal, this Pomegranate Orange Spinach Salad is truly a winner.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 235 kcal


For Salad

  • 12 ounces Baby Spinach
  • 3 oranges we tried this with mandarin oranges the 2nd and 3rd time… either is amazing
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 4 figs sliced thin
  • ¾ cup feta cheese
  • Serve with a Pomegranate Vinaigrette recipe below

For Pomegranate Vinaigrette:

  • 2 cups pomegranate juice
  • ¼ cup cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoons poppy seeds


To Make Pomegranate Orange Spinach Salad:

  • Assembling a salad is not rocket science.
  • On a platter, arrange the spinach covering the whole platter.
  • Slice the oranges into chunks and evenly distribute throughout the spinach.
  • Sprinkle the pomegranate seeds all over.
  • Distribute the thinly sliced figs all over the salad.
  • Sprinkle with Feta on top.
  • Serve with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

To Make Pomegranate Vinaigrette:

  • Blend all ingredients together in a blender for about a minute or so.
  • Can be refrigerated for up to a week.


Calories: 235kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 4gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 201mgPotassium: 588mgFiber: 4gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 4193IUVitamin C: 41mgCalcium: 155mgIron: 2mg
Keyword easy holiday recipes, easy salad recipes
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  1. This salad looks delicious. From the website, I am eager to try the Flan Clásico de Vanilla. What a great giveaway. Thanks for offering the chance to win.

  2. This salad is gorgeous. Any great tricks to quickly and stainlessly peeling the seeds out of the pomegranate?

    Also, Nielsen-Massey rocks! Love their Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract! Can’t wait to see what you made with all their extracts!

  3. Hello, the salad looks fantastic – my question is about the difference between the photo and the recipe. In the photo, to me, it looks like fresh figs- and the recipe calls for dates. I do have both on hand , would you please clarify? Thanks 🙂

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