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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.

And don’t worry you don’t have to be a cheerleader to use these POM POMS. Although, you probably will want to do a back flip after tasting them. POM POMS Fresh Arils are sweet, tart, and burst in your mouth. And to enjoy them, all you have to do is open a package. Easy peasy! You can find them in the refrigerator section of the produce department. They are perfect for snacking and adding to your favorite dishes. I love using them in my Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies.

Caleb LOVES POM POMS. They are his precious little jewels. He doesn’t like to share them:) And I don’t mind since they are a healthy snack. POM POMS Fresh Arils have vitamin C, potassium and they’re known for their unique antioxidants known as polyphenols.

We love POM POMS Fresh Arils and they are so good in this Brussels Sprout Pomegranate Citrus Salad. Give it a try!

We have a fun giveaway for you today! One lucky reader will win a POM Party Pack that includes: POM POMS coupons, bottles of POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice, a POM Wonderful cocktail shaker, a pot holder, a stack of recipe cards that feature the versatility of pomegranates, and a POM apron.

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

To enter to win the POM Party Pack Giveaway, leave a comment on this post, telling us “What is your favorite way to eat a pomegranate?”

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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. Teresa Organ — January 11, 2013 @ 8:59 pm

    In juice and I also take pomegranate softgels twice a day.

  2. Kacie — January 11, 2013 @ 9:24 pm

    I like to eat them plain

  3. Kacie — January 11, 2013 @ 9:25 pm

    I follow you on Facebook

  4. Shannon — January 11, 2013 @ 11:09 pm

    Love eating them plain, as is!! Great texture and fruit juice burst

  5. Shannon — January 11, 2013 @ 11:10 pm

    Followed on twitter!

  6. Shannon — January 11, 2013 @ 11:10 pm

    I get your RSS

  7. Deb — January 12, 2013 @ 12:54 am

    I love pomegranate with greek yogurt and honey for breakfast.

  8. Sarah L — January 12, 2013 @ 1:51 am

    My favorite way is juice. I like them in salads.
    Thanks for the contest.

  9. Sarah L — January 12, 2013 @ 1:56 am

    FB like both: Slehan

  10. Sarah L — January 12, 2013 @ 1:58 am

    Twitter follow both: slehan

  11. Sarah L — January 12, 2013 @ 1:59 am

    subscribe RSS google

  12. Sarah L — January 12, 2013 @ 1:59 am

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  13. fayme stringer henry — January 12, 2013 @ 12:07 pm

    i definitely prefer the juice to the seeds… it is so much easier to enjoy the tart flavor!

  14. fayme stringer henry — January 12, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

    i follow both on FB

  15. fayme stringer henry — January 12, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

    i follow on pinterest as well!

  16. fayme stringer henry — January 12, 2013 @ 12:11 pm

    also subscribe via rss

  17. Kelly P — January 12, 2013 @ 1:22 pm

    we like to just snack on them-boring but yum!

  18. Kelly P — January 12, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

    pinterest follower

  19. Judi — January 12, 2013 @ 5:52 pm

    I liked you on facebook.

  20. Judi — January 12, 2013 @ 5:53 pm

    I like to eat pomegranates in my salad and by themselves. I also love POM Wonderful juice.

  21. Judi — January 12, 2013 @ 5:56 pm

    I like POM Wonderful on fb.

  22. Judi — January 12, 2013 @ 5:57 pm

    I am now following you on twitter.

  23. Judi — January 12, 2013 @ 5:59 pm

    I am now following POM Wonderful on twitter. What a wonderful prize you are giving away.

  24. Colleen — January 12, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

    i just eat them plain!

  25. Sharon — January 12, 2013 @ 8:27 pm

    I follow you on pinterest. I love just peeling and eating the juicy arils of the pomegranate. Actually, I have been peeling and eating a lot of them this past month. Yum.

  26. Kate D. — January 12, 2013 @ 8:40 pm

    I love POM juice in seltzer water with lime. Or just arils. Straight up.

  27. Lissa E — January 12, 2013 @ 10:57 pm

    Have been meaning to try pomegranate for awhile. This is just the motivation I need!

  28. Jan L. — January 13, 2013 @ 5:11 am

    Most often I eat pomegranates in salads. I’m going to try your recipe this week. If I don’t use the whole pomegranate in the salad I usually eat the rest standing over the kitchen sink. Hopefully not wearing anything easily stainable. I do a lot of laundry because of that

  29. Kathleen — January 13, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

    Pull them apart and just eat!

  30. Frances Benthin — January 13, 2013 @ 1:02 pm

    I love to eat them plain, but also mix them in with my homemade breads (quick or yeast)!

  31. Judith — January 13, 2013 @ 1:06 pm

    I love them any way , plain or in cooking or salads and of course juice

  32. Diana Kutlow — January 13, 2013 @ 1:14 pm

    Pomegranate seeds are great in yoghurt with some sliced almonds. They are some tartness to a sweet fruit yoghurt and some crunch.

  33. Tom M. — January 13, 2013 @ 1:35 pm

    I love Pom juice, but with the arils available my new favorite may be the salad above. The gf and I love Brussels sprouts and this looks to be a great way to eat them. Thanks!

  34. Barbara — January 13, 2013 @ 1:41 pm

    I subscribe to your blog.

  35. Barbara — January 13, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    I love Pom juice in a cocktail – very refreshing.

  36. Julia Brown — January 13, 2013 @ 1:47 pm

    My favorite pomegranate recipe is Pork Tenderloin with Pomegranate Sauce from the Epicurious website. But I also enjoy the arils in salads or just alone as a snack.

  37. Stacy — January 13, 2013 @ 3:56 pm

    I love eating them raw!

  38. Carmen — January 13, 2013 @ 5:10 pm

    My favorite way is juice them

  39. Lindsay — January 13, 2013 @ 5:17 pm

    I love eating pomegranate on top of frozen yogurt!!

  40. Ahs — January 13, 2013 @ 5:17 pm

    I love them on yogurt or in ginger ale or mineral water. And plain, as well!

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