Avocado, Naartjie and Pomegranate Salad

Eat seasonally with this fresh, tasty salad with avocado, naartjies, pomegranate and sesame seeds for crunch. Enjoy citrus and Avos in Autumn and Winter.

Level

Beginner

Category

  • Vegetarian
  • Light Meal
  • Salads
  • Citrus

Serves

6

Ingredients

For the Salad

  • 3 avocados, quartered
  • 3 naartjies
  • 1 red onion
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) pomegranate rubies
  • 60g baby salad leaves, washed
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 30ml (2 Tbsp) sesame seeds, toasted

For the Dressing

  • 30ml (2 Tbsp) honey
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) freshly-squeezed naartjie juice
  • 30ml (2 Tbsp) white wine vinegar
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) olive oil

Directions

To Assemble

    Arrange the baby salad leaves, naartjies, avos, red onion and pomegranate rubies on your serving platter.
    Drizzle with the naartjie dressing.
    Garnish with spring onions and sesame seeds.

For the Salad

  1. Slice the avocados, some in halves and some in quarters, for variety.
  2. Peel the naartjies by cutting off the skin, then cut naartjie into round slices.
  3. Peel the red onion, cut in half and slice thinly.
  4. For the Dressing

    1. In a mixing bowl, add the honey, naartjie juice and white wine vinegar.
    2. Start whisking while slowly adding the olive oil.
    3. Set aside until needed.
    4. To Assemble

      1. Arrange the baby salad leaves, naartjies, avos, red onion and pomegranate rubies on your serving platter.
      2. Drizzle with the naartjie dressing.
      3. Garnish with spring onions and sesame seeds.

Notes

To toast sesame seeds, add the seeds to a hot pan – no oil needed. Keep the seeds moving. Once they turn a golden colour, remove immediately.
Toasting brings out the natural flavour and nuttiness.