Lett-uce get excited this week from the superpowers of this super salad with pomegranates! Pomegranates were eaten by Aphrodite, the goddess of love, so why not you? This salad is so pretty, so easy, and needs minimal dressing because the peppery combination of the arugula with the pomegranate arils, berries and pear is just amazing.
Note: If you don’t have a veggie spiralizer, run a vegetable peeler down the length of the vegetable to create long strips or a julienne peeler to create a thinner, spaghetti-like noodle.
1 package baby arugula
1 pear, spiralized
1/2 pomegranate, arils removed for salad (arils are the seed pods inside the pomegranate)
1 cucumber, spiralized
1 pint blueberries
4-6 tablespoons roasted pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons basil infused olive oil
4-5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste
Add all ingredients into salad bowl
Combine with dressing and serve this delicious superpower salad with pomegranates!
Nutritionist, cookbook author, publisher and health and wellness entrepreneur Mona Dolgov lives her lifelong mission of creating healthier food products, recipes and inventing simple culinary tricks to easily create practical and healthier lifestyles. She is President of You Live Right, LLC, where she has authored and published over 20 cookbooks for top-selling kitchen appliances, health and wellness products and grocery retailers, focused on simplicity and using nutritious ingredients. She also is a private nutritional coach, offers educational and fun dinner classes at Mona’s Kitchen, and is a speaker on nutritional well-being. Plus, she is very excited about launching Cook U. Follow Mona on Facebook or Instagram @monadolgov
She recently co-authored The Perfect Portion Cookbook, a 5-star rated cookbook (with Hollywood star Anson Willams) that makes American classics healthier and guides consumers to healthier portion control. This book (and Mona) was featured on the Today Show, The Doctors, and The Huffington Post. Learn more at www.theperfectportion.com
She is completing her second cookbook, Satisfy, that will be launched in 2020, focused on simple nutritionally balanced meals all 500 calories or less with real ingredients and real portions. All of the recipes are gluten-free.