Broccoli-Pomegranate Salad

Monday, January 27, 2014

This was one of those  recipes that is brought to you today by serendipity.  I was signed up to bring a salad to a party at Christmas time and decided on broccoli salad.  I had combined a couple of standard broccoli salad recipes I found online and right when I was about to throw in the Craisins, I caught sight of the pomegranate sitting on my counter and thought, "Why not try those instead?"   It turned out to be a delicious substitution!  The pomegranate seeds gave the salad a jolt of sweet juiciness that made the whole thing more festive and more memorable.  I got compliments on it all night long and had the huge double batch I brought gobbled up before the night was even half over--    even the kids were fans! 
Click here for printable recipe.

Posted by Lara

The ingredients:


5 cups fresh broccoli, finely chopped
1/2  cup red onion, finely diced
the seeds of 1/2 pomegranate
3/4 cup shelled sunflower seeds
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled


1 cup real mayonnaise
1/3 cup sugar
3 Tbs. vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar)
1/2 tsp. black pepper


Combine broccoli, onion, pomegranate seeds, and dressing.

 Just before serving, stir in sunflower seeds, cheddar cheese, and bacon. 



About This Blog

My name is Lara and while I'm definitely not a gourmet cook, I do love preparing tasty, healthy meals for my family. Finding new recipes to try and sharing the ones we've already fallen in love with is a passion I've had since college and the reason why I've started this blog! With five kids, I'm usually in a hurry, so you'll find most of these recipes kid friendly and simple to make.

  © Blogger template On The Road by 2009

Back to TOP