Coming up in March, we will celebrate National Nutrition month, with the theme, "Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right." I love this idea, because after trying all kinds of popular diets, I learned many years ago that I wasn't willing to sacrifice taste for what seemed to be "healthy."
I modified this recipe a bit to add protein and a tasty dressing. Not only is it a beautiful and yummy salad to offer your family and friends, it's packed with great nutrition. Pair this with a whole grain roll, and Voila...an easy, savory meal.
Pomegranate, pear walnut salad
9 ounces mixed greens (I used a mixture of spring greens and baby spinach)
1 pear, cut into 1-inch cubes
1/4 cup pomegranate ariels
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese
1 1/2 cups chopped chicken breast (I used 1/2 of a rotisserie chicken, chopped)
1/4 cup walnut oil
2 Tablespoons pomegranate balsamic vinegar
2 Tablespoons sugar
1. Combine the first seven ingredients in a bowl.
2. Wisk together the dressing ingredientsi in a medium bowl.
3. Toss the dressing with the salad ingredients and serve.
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Val Schonberg is a Registered, Licensed Dietitian who specializes in weight management, sports nutrition, disease