Pomegranates seeds,arils, which glisten and look like tiny rubies, are one of my favorite ingredients in winter salads.
Cut open the pomegranate in a bowl of water and it is easy to release the arils from the white membrane. In the bowl pictured above are the arils from one pomegranate.
In winter I adore making rich salads with the incredible variety of greens and wild radicchio when available. Today's salad had mandarin orange segments, apple and the pomegranate arils. Dressed lightly with new extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and cherry balsamic vinegar.
This is just the beginning of winter salad season, orange and fennel is another favorite which I will post soon. I learned a new twist on my last trip to Sicily, which I can't wait to share.
Tuesday I leave for a research trip to Puglia where i will be enjoying Thanksgiving with some new friends. Stay tuned for updates.
With the remaining two pomegrantes I think I will make juice and then reduce to a syrup for sauce.