Refreshing and irresistible salads aren't just summertime fare! The Ultimate Winter Salad is a bright and colorful mix of leafy garden-fresh greens, crisp apple slices, crunchy pecans, and of course the ruby-red sweetness of pomegranate. The gorgeous golden dressing has the zest and tang to shake you from the winter doldrums. The Ultimate Winter Salad is like a beam of sunshine in a bowl, which will leave you feeling sparkling!
IngredientsFor the apple cider vinegar dressing: • 1 tablespoon maple syrup • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil For the salad: • 6 cups mixed greens • 1 cup pomegranate seeds • 1 shallot, thinly sliced • 1 Granny Smith apple, thinly sliced • 1/2 cup pecans, toasted or glazed • 2 ounces soft goat cheese, optional, crumbled
In a medium bowl, whisk the maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, ground ginger, and salt together.
Slowly whisk in the olive oil 1 tablespoon at a time until an emulsion forms and the dressing is fully combined. Set it aside.
Place the mixed greens in a salad bowl or serving platter.
Top with the pomegranate seeds, shallot, apple, pecans, and goat cheese.
Drizzle on the apple cider vinegar dressing to taste and toss.