Frisee lettuce, pomegranate and olive salad

Frisee lettuce, pomegranate and olive salad

Ensalada de frisee y granada

By
From
Spanish Made Simple
Serves
4

I have discovered on my travels that in most countries bitterness is not a taste that is appreciated. In Spain, it is. A short time ago someone told me that most foods which are bitter are very good for the liver as they help to cleanse it and get rid of the bad stuff. Apparently we crave them without noticing. This salad couldn’t be any more refreshing.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1 head frisee lettuce, washed and dried
1 x 200g tin/jar spanish pitted black olives, roughly chopped
1 pomegranate
1 tablesoon pumpkin seeds

For the dressing

Quantity Ingredient
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 teaspoon honey
3 tablespoons sherry vinegar
150ml olive oil

Method

  1. Chop the lettuce into small pieces, discarding the very bitter outer and greener leaves. Place in a salad bowl with the olives.
  2. Cut off the top third of the pomegranate and scoop out the flesh and seeds with a spoon, capturing any juice in a small bowl for the dressing. Tap the scooped chunks over the salad bowl with the back of a spoon to release the seeds and discard the flesh. Squeeze any seeds that don’t tap out into the dressing bowl with the juice. You want about 3 tablespoons pomegranate juice.
  3. For the dressing, add the salt, honey and sherry vinegar to the pomegranate juice and whisk together to mix. Slowly pour in the olive oil in a steady stream, whisking constantly until the dressing emulsifies.
  4. Dress the salad and sprinkle the pumpkin seeds over the top to serve.
Tags:
Spanish
simple
weekday
tapas
Back to top
    No results found
    No more results
      No results found
      No more results
        No results found
        No more results
          No results found
          No more results
            No results found
            No more results
              No results found
              No more results
              Please start typing to begin your search
              We're sorry but we had trouble running your search. Please try again