Lunch is so much better when it looks appetizing and happens to be super delicious at the same time! Turn heads in the breakroom with this awesome Spinach Pomegranate Salad, topped with your favorite protein and a creamy kombucha dressing!
Growing up, when it came to dinner, I definitely favored eating everything BUT the salad. If I had room left in my stomach after the meal, salad was used only as a filler. Fortunately, that turned around quickly when I was pregnant with my son. I actually craved them during my second trimester, right along with fluffy bread and cake. Ehhh – at least there was a food balance in there somewhere. After all that salad craving, I was really hoping Noah would be a lettuce-loving toddler. While the fluffy bread and cake have become a favorite, it looks like I’m gonna have to hold out hopes for salad a little longer…#noveggiesforthiskid
IMHO, I believe in order for a salad to be appealing, it needs to be eye-catching, full of flavor and have a crunchy dimension of some sort. This spinach pomegranate salad checks off all the boxes. Pomegranates have easily become my favorite seasonal fruit over the winter and I love using them in just about everything, like these SPICED POMEGRANATE COOKIE BITES or this easy GREEK YOGURT BOWL WITH WINTER FRUIT. They are packed with Vitamins C, D, E as well as folic acid. Containing 3 times more antioxidants than red wine or green tea in one fruit, they are so great at increasing blood circulation and helping clean out the body – and skin! Physicians will actually recommend eating them when recovering from an illness to help the body heal faster. How cool is that! Check out 7 Amazing Benefits of Pomegranates for more fun facts ;)
So this spinach pomegranate salad not only contains delicious pomegranates, but then they get to cozy up next to a sweet honeyed goat cheese, crunchy almonds, and a drool-worthy creamy kombucha dressing. I have recently become a big kombucha drinker for the probiotic benefits, so there is always a bottle nearby to whip up a tasty spinach pomegranate salad dressing. Ginger kombucha seems to work the best, and I love adding a tiny splash of orange juice to give it a creamsicle flavor. You don’t want to miss out on this one!
If you are loving this spinach pomegranate salad, you may want to jump on over to this fun SALAD IN A JAR tutorial with some of my favorite recipes to pack into a mason jar for a quick lunch prep. Or check out these yummy PARMESAN ZUCCHINI CROUTONS which are grain free and make the perfect salad topper!
Here is how I make my Spinach Pomegranate Salad with Creamy Kombucha Dressing:
1)Remove pomegranate arils (seeds) from the fruit. Check out this TUTORIAL for an easy step by step process.
2) Mix veganaise, kombucha, honey, salt and optional orange juice with a fork until blended.
3) Place spinach in a bowl and top with pomegranates, red onion, honey goat cheese, almonds and a protein of your choice for a complete meal. Drizzle with kombucha dressing and enjoy!
With much love from my table to yours,
Spinach Pomegranate Salad with Creamy Kombucha Dressing
Turn heads in the breakroom with this awesome spinach salad packed with seasonally ripe pomegranates, goat cheese, your favorite protein and coated in a delicious creamy kombucha dressing!
Spinach Pomegranate Salad
- 12 cups fresh spinach
- 2 pomegranates seeds removed
- 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
- 4 oz honey goat cheese
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 12 oz your favorite cooked protein (chicken, turkey, shrimp, tofu, etc) I used grilled chicken and it was delish!
To Make Salad:
Remove seeds from pomegranates and set aside (see TUTORIAL for an easy way to get seeds out of a pomegranate!)
Place spinach in a bowl. Top with remaining salad ingredients. I like placing everything on top so it looks gorgeous when I open up my lunchbox!! Drizzle with kombucha dressing and enjoy!
To Make Dressing:
Whisk dressing ingredients together with a fork until blended. Pour over salad and enjoy! Store any remaining dressing in the refrigerator.
Nutrition facts computed with orange juice added and grilled chicken as the source of protein.