Holly Jolly Detox Salad – Just a little something to take the edge off all those sweets!
Anyone else ready for something light after Thanksgiving? I did pretty well with moderation (I only made one dessert instead of my usual four), but I’m still looking forward to something light and fresh. I made a pan of my favorite roasted veggies, swapping out carrots for the summer squash, and then a big huge helping of this salad. It may not be gingerbread cookies or other Christmas sweets, but it sure has me feeling holly jolly.
This salad? Delicious, pretty healthy, and with simple ingredients–shredded brussels sprouts, pomegranate arils, and toasted nuts–it’s a cinch to pull together. I serve it most often without bacon, but if you’re adding it to a holiday get-together or potluck and want to kick it up a notch–feel free to add it in. Add to that a bright, happy citrus dressing and you’ll be so grateful it’s on your table!
It’s my new favorite–light, fresh, seasonal, and scrumptious. Plus, just look at the pomegranate arils. They’re like little jewels! Not a brussels fan? This works great with kale or other dark greens. If you’re not into citrus dressing, it’s also divine with my maple poppy seed dressing. Feel free to bring this to your Christmas parties and potlucks. It looks gorgeous, and everyone will appreciate something a lighter.
Helpful hint: Does seeding a pomegranate intimidate you? Costco and Trader Joe’s sell containers of already seeded ones that make things easy, or this is my favorite method for doing it myself.Print