Friday, December 24, 2010

POM Wonderful Salad Dressing & Candied Walnuts

POM Wonderful Salad Dressing

1/2 cup POM Wonderful Pomegranate Juice
1/2 cup extra light olive oil
1 (0.7 ounce) package Italian salad dressing mix
In small bowl, combine all ingredients.  Whisk until well blended.  This recipe can be stored up to two weeks in the refrigerator.

Candied Walnuts

2 egg whites
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 pound walnut halves

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In large bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer until frothy.  Add sugar and butter.  Mix well.  Fold in walnuts.  Mix until well coated.  Spread walnuts in single layer, on a baking sheet.  Bake 25 minutes, stirring twice while cooking.  This recipe freezes well.

The POM Wonderful people sent me a box of their delicious Pomegranate Juice.  I wanted to drink all of the  yummy pomegranate juice, but I showed some restraint, and left a few bottles alone so I could experiment and create new recipes.

A recipe doesn't have to be complicated, or have a long list of ingredients to be delicious, sometimes simple is best.

This salad dressing recipe is my new favorite!  It was not only quick and easy to make, but the blend of flavors were perfect.  It was tangy without being tart and not overly sweet.  I made a simple salad out of Romaine Hearts, feta cheese, pomegranate arils, and my Candied Walnuts.  Drizzle the POM Wonderful Salad Dressing over top and you have a salad that your family and friends will rave about!

My taste testers gave it two thumbs up, and said they wouldn't change a thing, that is big coming from them, they take their job seriously.  All of the taste testers said they planned to make this salad, and several of them plan to serve it at their Christmas dinner, which is exactly what I plan to do.

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  2. Great with the Pom juice Linda and the dressing sounds delicious. I love the walnuts and this makes one great salad. Here's wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and the best to you all in the coming New Year!

  3. Love this recipe ......... Merry Christmas to you.

  4. ijust bought a bottle of POM and was looking for a dressing; thank you.
    Best wishes to you and your family.

  5. Your use of packaged dry dressing ingredients strains my credulity.

  6. Quick and easy is always a good thing. I just couldn't get into the POM hype for some reason. Everyone else seemed to love it. But that's what makes cooking fun, different tastes for different folks, right?

  7. That salad looks amazing! I love the POM juice, have added it to my grocery list THIS week so I can make your salad!

    I am a follower too!

  8. I'm with Chris...I'm not a fan of just drinking a glass of POM's not my favorite, but I can see where it could be very useful for cooking...Your salad is simple...and I love the candied walnuts.

  9. Great recipe for the New Year..I plan to eat more salads and this looks like a winner!

  10. I thought I was in the wrong looks so a good way!

  11. 1/2 extra light olive oil -- is that a cup?

  12. Josefa, extra light olive oil is a grade of oil. The extra light olive oil has a very mild flavor,allowing the flavor of other ingredients come through. Unlike other grades of olive oil, you can bake and fry with the extra light.