This refreshingly sweet and tangy spinach pomegranate salad is made with creamy Gorgonzola and dried plums.
Although I love sweet foods, I can’t eat nearly as much as I would like, so I like to make a nice salad.
However, sometimes a standard and simple salad can be too boring for the weekends. That’s why I made a salad that’s sweet, tangy, and creamy.
Pomegranate is a great fruit to use in salads. It looks and tastes fantastic. The spinach balances out the tangy flavor of the pomegranate seeds, and the Gorgonzola cheese adds a creamy and slightly sweet touch. Add in some dried plums, flaked almonds and the sweet-tangy pomegranate dressing, and you’ve got a complex, delicious salad.
Even Bernard loves it 🙂
This salad is great with any meat or by itself for a quick lunch.
Spinach Pomegranate Salad with Gorgonzola & Dried Plums
Makes 2 servings
PREPARATION TIME: 10 minutes
What do you need?
For the salad:
- 200 g baby spinach
- 50 g Gorgonzola
- seeds from 1/2 large pomegranate
- 25 g flaked almonds
- 50 g dried plums
For the pomegranate dressing:
- juice from 1/2 large pomegranate
- 1 teaspoon honey
- juice from 1 lemon
- 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
- pepper to taste
How do you make it?
This one should be very easy.
First of all, soak the dried plums in 1 cup of hot water for 5 minutes.
Wash and dry the spinach, preferably with a salad spinner and place it in a large bowl. Cut the pomegranate in half. We’ll use the seeds from one half for the salad, and the other half we’ll squeeze for the dressing. Put the pomegranate seeds in the bowl with the spinach.
Crumble the Gorgonzola cheese and add it to the spinach and Gorgonzola. Remove the plums from the water, dry and slice them. Add them to the bowl.
For the dressing, mix all the dressing ingredients in a separate small bowl. Drizzle over the spinach, pomegranate and Gorgonzola salad. Top with the flaked almonds and serve.