Salads can get boring. They can feel like the same old thing over and over again, and leave you feeling unsatisfied. But if you’re on a quest for a reduced calorie and more nutritious diet, salads are an important part of your daily diet mix.
So how do you stay interested in eating your fruits, veggies and greens? Keep it interesting with flavor.
Our Blood Orange & Pomegranate Salad is anything but boring. With a fresh, light look and a dressing made from stevia and pomegranate juice this salad is a treat for your taste buds with the buttery arugula as a base and toasted pecans to balance out the sweetness.
Depending on the variety and ripeness, a pomegranate can taste a little sour to sharp and tart, similar to uncooked cranberries. The stevia compliments this fruit’s flavor and brings out sweeter qualities in the dressing portion of the recipe that will make it pleasing to the taste buds without causing it to be overly heavy and syrupy.
Get the full recipe for this salad and juice-based dressing below.
Nutritional Information: 1 cup dressed salad
Calories 275, Total Fat 21 g, Total Carbohydrate 22 g which includes Sugars 18 g (none from added sugar), and Protein 4 g
- 4 cups fresh arugula
- 3 whole oranges, cut into orange segments
- ¼ cup feta cheese crumbled
- ¼ cups chopped pecans, toasted
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 3 packets of stevia tabletop
- ¼ cups extra virgin olive oil
- Dash coarse salt and ground black pepper
- Layer arugula, blood oranges, feta cheese, and pecan on a platter or in a bowl.
- In a small mixing bowl, whisk together pomegranate juice, lemon juice, Dijon and stevia. Slowly whisk in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
- Drizzle dressing on salad and toss to combine.
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