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 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
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!