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Pomegranate and pistachio salad with orange and herbs


Pomegranate and pistachio salad

Pomegranate and pistachio salad

That’s a long name isn’t it. Let’s face it, there’s a lot that is worth mentioning in this salad! It totally made my day! Divine, zesty yumminess. And it looks so beautiful with the red pomegranate seeds, the green pistachios and orange…well…orange!

Our boys call pomegranate seeds “jelly beans”. Given that they have never had jelly beans it’s kind of a funny concept. But they love these little zingy seeds. Pomegranates are called a ‘super fruit’ by the way and are said to have three times more antioxidants than green tea (Antioxidants repair damaged body cells). So all in all…get into it 🙂

If you are looking for oranges in Australia at the moment, just be mindful of where they come from. I’ve seen a lot of oranges from the US being sold and I struggle to understand this, given our huge citrus industry here. Oranges lose their vitamin C rapidly after being picked from a tree so don’t think that US oranges that have had to travel so far are going to be much good to you.

Our Foodland sells organic oranges from Loxton, SA. I figure that’s a great option if you don’t have an orange tree, that is!


Mixed lettuce leaf mix

1 handful snow pea sprouts

1 baby cucumber, sliced

2 oranges, sliced

1 pomegranate seeds (wear an apron and bang it with a wooden spoon and they fall out nicely. Beware of splatters!)

1/4 purple/sweet onion, sliced finely

chopped dill

chopped coriander

chopped italian parsley

chopped mint (Yes, all these fresh herbs are SO worth it! I especially love the dill in this.)

1 cup shelled pistachios, lightly chopped

Pomegranate and pistachio salad

Oh, how I love this salad. Lightly toss your salad together and dress with:

Juice of 1 orange

2 T red wine vinegar

2 tsp rice syrup
Thanks to the BBC for the lovely idea. This salad is a keeper!


Author: Rah

2 thoughts on “Pomegranate and pistachio salad with orange and herbs

  1. This looks great! And I have the same confusion as you about why I can find oranges from Australia in California. I live in Orange county for gosh sakes – why do we need to go anywhere else to get oranges?

  2. Thanks Celestedimilla! That’s amazing that you have Australian oranges 🙂 Local, local, local! (Of course I’m happy that our farmers are exporting oranges really 😛 but I do think we should eat local where possible). 🙂

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