Pineapple & Pomegranate Salad

Autumn is officially among us! For many of us that means being overwhelmed with pumpkin-spiced everything – but don’t let pumpkin hog the limelight. Plenty of other delicious fruits and vegetables are in season this time of year including Brussels sprouts, squash, kale, cranberries, pears, and pomegranate!pomegranate

Pomegranate is delicious and versatile. Add it to your morning bowl of yogurt or oatmeal, or to savory salads and pilafs. Not to mention pomegranate is loaded with vitamin C, fiber, and polyphenols. Here I mixed pineapple and pomegranate together to make a beautiful and festive salad:

Pineapple & Pomegranate Salad

  • 2 cups diced pineapple
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tsp grated fresh ginger (or 1/8 dried)
  • 1 tsp lime zest

In a large bowl, combine pineapple, pomegranate arils, lime juice, and ginger. Sprinkle with lime zest.

pineapple-pomegranate

Pineapple & Pomegranate Salad: Tara Tested, Tara and friends approved! If you are looking for a healthy dessert or salad for your upcoming holiday parties – this could be it! This salad can be thrown together in minutes with the help of some convenient short cuts. I used pre-cored pineapple and POM Wonderful pomegranate arils that had already been removed from the fruit (no mess here!). The lime juice and ginger add a nice depth of flavor to the fruit which is naturally so sweet, leave the sugar in the pantry (I left the sugar out from the original recipe). Happy eating!

Recipe Source: Rachel Ray Magazine
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