A perfect combination of crunch from the nuts and greens makes this salad a hit with all age groups
A perfect combination of crunch from the nuts and greens makes this salad a hit with all age groups

I’ve often wondered what makes a salad special. Is it the mix of ingredients, textures, flavours or an amalgamation of all of these together? Or is it farm fresh ingredients and a sweet-salty-sour dressing? I’ve still not got my answer to that one, but this salad with grapefruit, pomegranate and a bit of roasted nuts, seems to be the perfect answer to a hot day!

Time taken: 10 minutes

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Skill level: Child-friendly

Serves: 2 adults

This salad is almost like a burst a spring in your mouth!
This salad is almost like a burst a spring in your mouth!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup grapefruit
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate
  • 1/2 cup mix of bell peppers, chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup onions, chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup cucumber, chopped fine
  • 8 to 10 cherry tomato, halved
  • 1/2 cup of iceberg lettuce
  • 1/2 cup of coarsely ground nuts (you can use one of the Tong’s snack packets too)

For the vinaigrette:

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons soya sauce
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Method:

Ive taken equal quantities of all ingredients, you can adjust it to your taste
I’ve taken equal quantities of all ingredients, you can adjust it to your taste

1. Mix the elements of the vinaigrette together and let it cool.
2. In a bowl mix together the washed, chopped greens and let it cool.
3. Just before serving. place all the greens in your serving dish. Mix in the vinaigrette. Mix well. Taste and adjust seasoning. Sprinkle the crushed nuts on the salad and serve immediately.

Ive used only pomegranate and grapefruit, but you could also use pears, apples and citrus fruits
I’ve used only pomegranate and grapefruit, but you could also use pears, apples and citrus fruits

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