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Brussels Sprout Pomegranate Citrus Salad {Giveaway}

We are going to Hawaii next week and I am super excited. Beach, sand, sun…here I come. The only part that doesn’t sound fun is getting into my swimsuit during the winter. I am used to wearing as many layers as possible to stay warm. Those layers are pretty forgiving on the figure. I hope I don’t frighten the fish:)

To get ready for my swimsuit showdown, I have been eating this Brussels Sprout Pomegranate Citrus Salad. It is fresh, light, and easy to make…and very swimsuit friendly:)

Sometimes I get bored with plain old greens for the base of my salads. For this salad, I used brussels sprouts as the greens. They add a nice crunch and jazzed things up a bit. I added in avocado, oranges, and pomegranate arils. I drizzled a sweet citrus dressing over the top. The flavors and textures of this salad are extraordinary. I have been eating this salad almost every day. I can’t get enough.

Remember when I said this salad was easy to make? Well, it is. Don’t start whining that you have to seed a pomegranate to make this salad. I love pomegranates, but sometimes seeding them can be a pain…and a real mess. POM Wonderful has come out with a genius product, POM POMS Fresh Arils. These ready to serve pomegranate arils will make your life a lot easier.

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This giveaway is now closed. The winner is Staci A (#768). Congratulations! Thanks to everyone who entered. 

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The giveaway is open until Monday, January 14th at 11:59 p.m. MST. The giveaway is only open to U.S. residents. Be sure a valid email address is included with your comment(s). Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on this post. We will email the winner and if the winner doesn’t respond in 48 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!

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Brussels Sprout Pomegranate Citrus Salad

Yield: Serves 4

Chopped brussels sprouts with avocado, pomegranate arils, oranges, and a citrus dressing. This brussels sprout salad is light, fresh, and healthy.


For the Salad:

1 pound brussels sprouts
1 large avocado, peeled, pitted, and chopped
1 large orange, peeled and chopped
1 cup POM POMS Fresh Pomegranate Arils

For the Citrus Dressing:

Juice of 3 large oranges
Zest of 1 large orange
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1. Rinse brussels sprouts and remove any damaged or dirty outer leaves. Place on a cutting board and slice off the hard root end. Using a sharp knife, thinly slice the brussels sprouts. When you're done, use your fingers to gently separate the leaves so that the shredded sprouts resemble a very fine slaw. Place in a large bowl and add the avocado, orange, and POM POMS.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the orange juice, zest, olive oil, and honey. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Drizzle the citrus dressing over the salad and lightly toss. Serve immediately.

Note-you can use agave instead of the honey to make a vegan salad.

Disclosure: This giveaway is being provided by POM Wonderful, but our opinions are our own.

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1,040 Responses to “Brussels Sprout Pomegranate Citrus Salad {Giveaway}”

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  1. Hector — January 10, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    and follow in pinterest

  2. jessica w — January 10, 2013 @ 9:00 am

    I have only ever had them raw

  3. Jill — January 10, 2013 @ 9:01 am

    I rarely eat them because it takes to much time. But I really want to try this product!

  4. jessica w — January 10, 2013 @ 9:01 am

    I like Two Peas and Their Pod and POM Wonderful on Facebook

  5. jessica w — January 10, 2013 @ 9:02 am

    I Follow @TwoPeasandPod and @pomwonderful on Twitter

  6. jessica w — January 10, 2013 @ 9:02 am

    I am Subscribed to Two Peas and Their Pod via RSS.

  7. jessica w — January 10, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    I Follow Two Peas and Their Pod on Pinterest

  8. Julie — January 10, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    I like to eat me pomegranate aerials in yogurt.

  9. Shannon — January 10, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    i love snacking on the arils! although i just made some chocolate pom pancakes that we loved, up on the blog soon!

  10. Shannon — January 10, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    follow you on pinterest!

  11. Aviva I — January 10, 2013 @ 9:39 am

    Straight out of the rind, picking each pip individually.

  12. Nicole — January 10, 2013 @ 10:07 am

    We love to eat them in a salad with Marcona almonds, Manchego cheese and fresh sliced pear! Topped with Pom dressing….out of this world good!!

  13. Kristin — January 10, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    I don’t eat pomegranates all that often but they are yummy. This salad is a great place to start!

  14. Clara — January 10, 2013 @ 10:09 am

    I am subscribed to two peas and their pod.

  15. Alyssa — January 10, 2013 @ 10:17 am

    My favorite way is to just cut it in half and pick out the seeds one by one!

  16. Alyssa — January 10, 2013 @ 10:18 am

    I follow both on Twitter!

  17. Alyssa — January 10, 2013 @ 10:18 am

    I subscribe via RSS!

  18. Shannon M — January 10, 2013 @ 10:27 am

    I love them straight from the pomegranate! My kids love them also, we eat them constantly during the winter!

  19. Shannon M — January 10, 2013 @ 10:28 am

    I already follow you on Pinterest!

  20. Shannon M — January 10, 2013 @ 10:28 am

    And I already like you on Facebook. And now I like POM too :)

  21. Shannon M — January 10, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    And I’m subscribed via Google Reader…

  22. Terri — January 10, 2013 @ 10:31 am

    on salads

  23. Rachel — January 10, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    Love pomegranate seeds in a simple fruit salad with blueberries, mango and a little lime juice. Delicious!

  24. Caitlyn — January 10, 2013 @ 10:56 am

    I like to just eat them plain! SO GOOD!!

  25. Corey H. — January 10, 2013 @ 11:22 am

    I like to de-seed and eat them while watching late-night tv!

  26. Erin T — January 10, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    I follow on pinterest!

  27. Katy G — January 10, 2013 @ 11:29 am

    I love just eating them plain, so yummy!

  28. Judy Wilber — January 10, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    I’ve eaten them forever topped on my morning yogurt. I love eating them alone as a snack. All during the fall I buy them 2 at a time and freeze the arils so I can enjoy them year round!

  29. TiffH — January 10, 2013 @ 12:00 pm

    I like it by itself, their so yummy!

  30. Kate G — January 10, 2013 @ 12:42 pm

    I love eating the seeds plain! But I also like putting them on oatmeal or yogurt. =)

  31. Cyndi — January 10, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

    I used to live in California and had a tree in my back yard. I loved eating fresh picked pomegranetes! But now I live in South Dakota, and don’t receive them so fresh. Still love them when I can get them.

  32. Alie — January 10, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

    I love making a pomegranite mojito in the summer! So refreshing.

  33. pam — January 10, 2013 @ 1:52 pm

    now following you on Pinterest.

  34. pam — January 10, 2013 @ 1:54 pm

    this looks so delicious and healthful!

  35. Brooke P. — January 10, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

    I eat them like your sweet baby, as a snack by themselves!! Or covered in chocolate of course!

  36. Brooke P. — January 10, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

    I subscribe via RSS!

  37. christi d — January 10, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    I like pomegranate in a salad or fruit salad.

  38. christi d — January 10, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

    I like both on Facebook!

  39. christi d — January 10, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

    I subscribe, also!

  40. Rebekah — January 10, 2013 @ 3:00 pm

    they’re so good sprinkled on salads!

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