9/16/09

Arugula, Pomegranate and Fig salad with Balsamic Glaze

This is not really a recipe per say. Here's what happened: Over the weekend I was not feeling well, and was surprisingly craving salads. Why surprisingly? Because typically I crave chocolate chip cookies, beef, chocolate, ice cream, and watermelon.

I made myself put on some clothes, wash my face, brush my teeth and go to the store. I bought arugula, tomatoes, cucumbers, and avocados. But you don't see those in the salad on the left, do you?

After making arugula, tomato, avocado and cucumber salad a few days in a row, I decided to do something different with the remaining arugula: Arugula, Pomegranate and Fig salad with Balsamic Glaze.

All there is to this salad is a bowl of arugula, sliced figs, pomegranate seeds, toasted almonds and balsamic glaze.

This time, instead of using my regular balsamic vinegar and reducing it to make the glaze, I added some of the Dark Cherry Balsamico I styled and photograph for Robyn. It added a richer and sweeter taste to the glaze.

You can toss all the ingredients together, or make a composed salad, which is what I did. If you can't find pomegranates in your area, try using grapes.

What are your favorite salads that use fruit?

17 comments:

HoneyB said...

Looks delicious!

Junglefrog said...

That looks gorgeous and delicious Olga and in fact, mmm, I think I would also add some blue cheese in there. I am sure that would work perfectly with the sweetness of the figs and pomegranate!

The Hungry Mouse said...

This looks wonderful! And I'm with ya--I'm always so surprised when I crave things like salad. :D

+Jessie

♥peachkins♥ said...

Fresh and very light. My favorite salad would be Mango ang crab salad..

Heavenly Housewife said...

What a beautiful salad :D

Chow and Chatter said...

yummy, yours can be my fav lol

Angie's Recipes said...

A healthy and fresh salad with balsamic glaze...looks beautiful.

Angie's Recipes

Velva said...

This salad screams Fall weather. Looks delicious. This would have been a great way to use the figs on my tree.

pigpigscorner said...

Love the pom, fig and balsamic glaze!

Mary said...

A combination od watercress, Belgian endive and blueberries with blueberry vinegrette and candied walnuts.

Esi said...

Figs...and POM?! Two of my most favorite foods ever!! I love simple salads that combine these fruits and maybe a little bacon or prosciutto...

Elra said...

Looooooooove figs in the salad!

gaga said...

What a great combo of flavors. It's beautiful too!

Sophie said...

What a healthy & delightful colourful salad!!

What lovely flavours too!

I love using fresh roasted plums in a fruity salad. Sometimes, I use fresh grapes or pink grapefruit with grilled fish & watercress!

Hillary said...

This is a great idea. I had a make your own salad night the other night with many ingredients - artichokes, apples, peppers, cucumber, sunflower seeds, roasted tomatoes, it was like a buffet!

gail said...

I love fruit in salads! Looks fantastic!

BlueToYou said...

ooo i like the combo of ingredients. what a neat, different salad.