Winter Salad of Chicory, Orange, Pomegranate & Walnuts

By theseasonedtraveler
January 6, 2015
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Author Notes: When winter starts to feel drab and dark — around January — I like to find seasonal ingredients to make a vibrant and cheery salad. This one's full of Vitamin C and other essential nutrients that fortify and restore.theseasonedtraveler

Serves: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 chicory, base removed & leaves washed
  • 2 small oranges, top and base cut off, side peels sliced off and cut into round slices, and white cores in middle removed
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, slightly crumbled
  • Seeds of 1/2 pomegranate
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pomegranate syrup (or substitute honey)
  • salt & pepper (to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions

  1. Chop the chicory leaves into thirds and combine in a large bowl with the orange slices, walnuts, and pomegranate seeds.
  2. For the vinaigrette, mix red wine vinegar, pomegranate syrup, salt & pepper. Whisk in the olive oil until emulsified; taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
  3. Drizzle over the salad and serve.

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