As far as holiday salads go, this Pomegranate Orange Spinach Salad is a true favorite. Incredibly easy, yet absolutely elegant, packed with so much flavor!
It’s finally Friday again, and while I always love Friday’s, I am super excited today because it is our second post in our Holiday Progressive Dinner Series.
When I made this salad two months ago, I had no idea how often it would come to haunt my dreams and how many times we would make it again, and again, and …. yes. At least four times.
It is on our menu for both Thanksgiving and Christmas this year. Anyway…. we’ll get back to that in a moment.
Let’s just talk about this Pomegranate Orange Spinach Salad. So much flavor. So fresh and delicious. Not only is absolutely gorgeous, but it’s so super easy to make too.
All the ingredients 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.
It’s the perfect salad for Christmas, but don’t be afraid to make it anytime!
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I have a really amazing dessert recipe coming next week in our Holiday Progressive Dinner Series, using two Nielsen-Massey extracts. I am really excited to share that with you.
Be sure to stop by and check out all the recipes in this week’s edition of the Holiday Progressive Dinner Series. You can collect them all for a full holiday meal. Or check out my recipe from last week and collect an additional meal by grabbing all the recipes.
Holiday Progressive Dinner Week 2 Recipes
at Flour on My Face
Mom’s Famous Bone-In Ham
at The Gunny Sack
Pomegranate Orange Spinach Salad
at Daily Dish Recipes
Mini Gingerbread Bundt Cakes with Cinnamon Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream
at Adventures in All Things Food
Are you ready to make up your own Pomegranate Orange Spinach Salad?
Pomeganate Orange Spinach Salad
- 1-2 Bags of Baby Spinach I literally eyeballed by how much I needed to feed 8 people
- 3 oranges we tried this with mandarin oranges the 2nd and 3rd time... either is amazing
- 1 cup of pomegranate seeds
- 4-6 figs sliced thin
- ¾ cup of feta cheese
- Serve with a Pomegranate Vinaigrette recipe below
For Pomegranate Vinaigrette:
- 2 cups of pomegranate juice
- ¼ cup of cider vinegar
- ¼ cup of honey
- ¼ cup of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of 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.