Weekend Cooking: Tyler Florence’s Pomegranate Arugula Salad

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This post is part of fellow book blogger, Beth Fish Reads‘, weekly meme (a “community” blog post, for all those non-bloggers out there) called Weekend Cooking.

I seem to be on a Tyler Florence kick these days (last week I posted his recipe for Skillet Rosemary Chicken), but it is what it is! I like to change things up a bit around the holidays and a good seasonal salad always does the trick. Pomegranates are all over the grocery stores now and I never know what to do with them, so I was excited to find this recipe that puts them to good use. The colors in this salad also look great on the table!

Tyler Florence's Pomegranate Arugula Salad, holiday salads
Tyler Florence’s Pomegranate Arugula Salad

Tyler Florence’s Pomegranate Arugula Salad
Link to the recipe

1/4 cup pomegranate molasses
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
3/4 cup olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 cups lightly packed arugula, leafy hydroponic – if available (I use Farmer’s Market arugula, which is much more flavorful than anything you can get in the grocery store)
1 pomegranate, seeds only (Cut pomegranate in half and bang the skin with the back of a spoon to pop the seeds out, or some stores sell the seeds separately)
1/4 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano shavings (I use a vegetable peeler to make thin “shavings”)
1/4 cup toasted walnuts
1 shallot, sliced

To make vinaigrette, combine molasses, lemon juice, honey and vinegar in a mixing bowl and whisk to combine. Slowly drizzle in olive oil while you whisk to emulsify. Season, to taste, with salt and pepper.

Toss salad ingredients together and dress with the vinaigrette.

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  1. Esme wrote:

    I sent my husband looking for pomegranate molasses once-he searched hi and low. Now my Dad and I always have a good laugh when we see it.

    Posted 11.15.14 Reply
  2. Beth F wrote:

    I’ve always been a fan of Florence’s and it’s just this kind of recipe that attracts me. I love pomegranates and arugula — this sounds so good. And as you said, the colors are pretty and so seasonal.

    Posted 11.15.14 Reply
  3. jama wrote:

    There’s such a thing as pomegranate molasses? Who new? This salad does sound yummy — something a bit different, nice for guests :).

    Posted 11.15.14 Reply
  4. Yum! I’m not sure any of my family would eat this but I certainly would! I really like Tyler Florence but haven’t tried any of his recipes. I’ll have to fix that!

    Posted 11.15.14 Reply
  5. Carole wrote:

    I’ve only bought a fresh pomegranate once and unfortunately it wasn’t ripe enough! I’ll have to get up the courage to try again. Cheers from Carole’s Chatter!

    Posted 11.15.14 Reply
  6. This sounds delicious and I have a pomegranate. Yum

    Posted 11.15.14 Reply
  7. Shelleyrae wrote:

    I’m not sure I have ever actually eaten a pomegranate.

    Happy cooking!

    Posted 11.16.14 Reply

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