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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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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.

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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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    Amy — January 13, 2013 @ 5:29 pm

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    Caro Nye — January 13, 2013 @ 6:14 pm

    Eating a pomegranate out of hand is soooo tedious…I hope I can find the avrils someone close by!!

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    laura — January 13, 2013 @ 6:17 pm

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    Gale — January 13, 2013 @ 6:21 pm

    I love pomegranates and eat them plain. I love that you posted your Brussels Sprout Pomegranates Citrus Salad on my b-day, January 9, 2013! I will be making this salad this week. Sounds wonderful. A week and a half ago I went gluten free and have been enjoying healthier. I will be following you on facebook, Pinterest and this site.

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    Angie — January 13, 2013 @ 7:52 pm

    I don’t have a lot of experience with pomegranates. They are pretty, and I enjoy eating the seeds as a snack. I would love to experiment with them more in recipes.

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    Crystal W. (@EatDrinkClev) — January 13, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

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