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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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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. Michelle B — January 14, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    I love them alone or on salads. Will have to try the cookies.

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  5. Maggie — January 14, 2013 @ 11:23 am

    My favorite way is on a salad – actually, they’re included in a kale salad I made for lunch today. Can’t wait to test out your brussels sprouts salad, YUM!

  6. Yvonne — January 14, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    This salad looks delicious. I have to go out and get me some brussels sprout and pomegranate.

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  8. Kimberly P. — January 14, 2013 @ 12:05 pm

    My favorite way to eat pomegranates are to dip the seeds in melted chocolate and add them to a simple shortbread cookie recipe.

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  11. Megan — January 14, 2013 @ 12:38 pm

    With pine nuts as a garnish on a roasted squash dish. YUM.

  12. Paula — January 14, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

    I love them in salads and yogurt the best. Anyway they are served I enjoy! Love your vision here, just signed on- :)

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  14. Gina — January 14, 2013 @ 8:35 pm

    I love them in salads and the juice of course!!

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  18. Shannon — January 15, 2013 @ 2:27 pm

    I love to eat it plain.

  19. Stephen@HappyHeart — January 17, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    Delicious combination! I’m a big fan of Brussels, especially when paired with something fruity and I’d imagine the avocado mellows the whole thing beautifully!

  20. Diana @ Eating Made Easy — January 17, 2013 @ 7:18 pm

    brussel sprouts make such a hearty salad!

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  22. Laurie — January 19, 2013 @ 12:50 pm

    My favorite way to eat a pomegranite is chocolate covered pomegranite seeds.

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  25. Lisa @ The Meaning of Me — January 28, 2013 @ 11:11 pm

    This salad is beautiful to look at and was a delicious hit at dinner tonight! A great spin on greens for a salad, especially in winter. Our four year old daughter loved it so much she had two helpings!

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  27. Amanda — March 19, 2013 @ 1:51 am

    Fantastic salad thanks. Made it yesterday and it went down a treat. Only addition I made was some lightly roasted pumpkin seeds sprinkled over the top. My family love these and they’re so good for them.

  28. Jennifer W — May 27, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    This salad has a lot of potential; however, it was missing something…maybe a little creamy goat cheese. I was skeptical regarding not cooking the brussel sprouts but it worked well. I used the food processor to shred them (a life saver!). Will try again with a couple of modifications.

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