I love this salad! I have been making it for years on Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year that happens each fall (incidentally, around the time pomegranates come in season in the Midwest!). It features several traditional holiday ingredients, including pomegranates, dates, and beets. It's a bit labor intensive and the portion is huge, so I usually reserve it for entertaining and am glad to pull it out the few times a year I make it.
A showstopper I love making this dish especially for company or for pot-lucks. It's always a showstopper and the flavors blend wonderfully. Even folks who don't tend to eat healthily like eating this. It's somewhat labor intensive and the ingredients can be pricey or hard to find where I live -- not something I can whip up last minute. I brought this to a Christmas luncheon at my gym and it was voted best dish by the members there. Pros: healthy beautiful and tastes fantastic Cons: somewhat labor intensive ingredients can be pricey
Attractive Healthy dish I enjoyed making the dish almost as much as eating it; and telling everyone how healthy it is. I added halved grapes and well and it worked beautifully. Pros: A feel good dish that only gets better as a day or two goes by. Cons: Takes some effort to put together. I did half the prep the night before and that helped.
This is wonderful! Find a pomegranate seeder!!!! They make life MUCH easier and are 1 at Walmart! I also used prepared beets I found in a package at the store all I had to do was dice them! Lastly I used the orange just for juice and zest and cuties for the segments MUCH easier to prepare. This was delicious and great to keep in the fridge and have a bite of for a snack for several days.
Simply wonderful I have already made this twice. Tooki in to a Christmas dinner and everyone was raving. No one could guess what all is in this dish. A definate keeper. Pros: Great combination of flavors Cons: Seeding a pomegranate-buy already seeded
Tasty healthy crunchy tangy a hit! I know how can it be too healthy? I made this for Thanksgiving and I give this recipe 5 stars. This crunchy side was the perfect compliment to the mashed potatoes and mushy stuffing that these meals have. Most everyone loved it. Kids not so much. Some felt it was too healthy because of the abundant quinoa which was a new experience for them. But my diabetic sister-in-law requested I bring it back for Christmas dinner. If you have people in your family who aren't so health concious (i.e. never heard of quinoa and think kale is an inedible garnish) then they may not try it but it really tastes great and I ate the leftovers for a snack the rest of the week. Pros: Healthy colorful crunchy Cons: May be too healthy for some
Great healthy salad to bring to any potluck I have made this salad 3 times now and each time different. I never used the beets but did use butternut squash instead. Made a very nice looking salad. Use the hints on peeling the pomegranate to not make a mess. Pros: Healthy and very pretty presentation Cons: Do allow some extra time to put it all together.
My new favorite fall side dish Salads and side dishes are usually so boring but ths one really stands out. You can also make all the components a day or two ahead of time and then assemble at the last minute. I omitted the beets because not everyone likes them and added walnuts as another reviewer suggested. Pros: beautiful colors variety of textures and very flavorful Cons: labor intensive but it's worth it
Work intensive but worth it! This is a great recipe and well worth the work of seeding the pomegranate roasting the beets and segmenting the orange. I would leave the dates out in the future - I love dates but in this dish they ended up pasty and the flavor did not mesh well with the other fresh flavors. Will definitely make this recipe again! Pros: Delicious healthy filling Cons: Work-intensive
This is a wow dish!!! I followed this recipe to the tee and it turned out great! It will be a wonderful addition to my recipes!! I think I might try adding walnuts. Pros: It is healthy and delish Cons: None