Feta, Fig and Pomegranate Salad

I discovered this recipe in the magazine given to us from our grocery delivery. Yep, that is right. We have our groceries delivered. Corey did the math and thinks it is a better environmental choice. Ocado is a full delivery grocery store. They don’t have a home store so they don’t use electricity and space to run an actual store. Also, we can choose when things are delivered and can make sure the van is already in the area. Last, but not least, they price check with all the groceries in the area and refund your payment if anything is lower in price. Not to shabby, right?

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Feta, Fig and Pomegranate Salad (adapted from Ocado)

  • 1 pomegranate, seeds only
  • 4 dried figs, cut into fourths (with small hard stem cut off)
  • 300g feta
  • 1 splash lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil , 1 tbsp for the marinade, 2 tbsp for tossing the spinach
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds, toasted
  • 110g slivered almonds , toasted
  • 4 small handfuls of baby spinach
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 package of baby spinach
  1. Put the feta in a shallow dish, squeeze over the lemon juice and 1 tbsp of olive oil and scatter over the toasted cumin seeds. Leave to marinate for about 30 minutes.
  2. Toss the spinach in a large salad bowl with 2 tbsp of olive oil.
  3. Crumble in the marinated feta, arrange the figs on top and scatter over the toasted almonds and pomegranate seeds. Serve and enjoy.

NOTE: The original recipe asks for fresh figs. If you choose this option, roast the sliced figs for about 20 minutes, or until they are soft.

FUN FACT: To see Corey’s favorite way to deseed a pomegranate click here.

ANOTHER IDEA: Corey and I love to have massaged kale salad with pomegranate seeds. It is refreshing, healthy and looks beautiful.

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