Every ingredient in our Daring Blackberry Pomegranate Salad comes together to create the perfect bite and the dressing is one of our favorite things. You should go make this now.
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Our Daring Blackberry and Pomegranate Salad is a light, refreshing, and satisfying plant-based meal. Gluten-free and sugar-free.
- 1 8-ounce package Daring Original Plant Chicken Pieces, cooked
- 8 cups spring mix, mixed greens, or lettuce mix of your choice
- 2 1/2 cups ripe blackberries, divided
- 3/4 cup pomegranate arils, divided
- 1/3 cup pistachio kernels (roasted/lightly salted), measured then chopped
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp Lakanto maple flavored syrup
- 1/8 tsp ground yellow mustard
- 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
- Pinch of salt
- To a small saucepan, add 1/4 cup pomegranate arils, 1/2 cup blackberries, and 1/4 cup water. Bring to a low boil over medium heat then reduce to low, cover and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, mash with a fork, and set aside to cool.
- While berries are simmering, add olive oil, vinegar, Lakanto syrup, mustard powder, pepper, and a pinch of salt to a bullet blender cup and set aside.
- Prepare the Daring according to package instructions.
- While the Daring is cooking, divide lettuce/greens, blackberries, pomegranate arils, and pistachios between four large salad bowls. Strain the berry mixture into the oil and vinegar mixture through a fine mesh sieve, pressing firmly to extract as much juice as possible (should be just over 1/4 cup juice). Blend until well combined, and transfer to a small pourable jar or dish with a spoon for serving.
- Divide cooked Daring between the bowls and serve immediately with dressing on the side.
If cooking for less than four, prepare dressing ahead of time, then cook Daring and assemble salads as desired.
Dressing can be refrigerated in a glass airtight container up to five days.
Nutrition Estimate Per Serving (1/4 RECIPE WITH 2 TBSP DRESSING PER SERVING) – Calories: 294, Fat: 17.4g, Saturated Fat: 1.3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: .8g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7.2g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 437.6mg, Potassium: 448g, Carbohydrates: 23.5g total/10.6g net, Fiber: 12.9g, Sugar: 10g, Protein: 15g, Vitamin A: 30%, Vitamin C: 60%, Calcium: 13%, Iron: 25% (based on 2,000 calorie diet, calculated with spring mix for greens).
Nutrition Estimate Per Serving (1/4 RECIPE UNDRESSED) – Calories: 182, Fat: 6.8g, Saturated Fat: .5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 370mg, Potassium: 426g, Carbohydrates: 19.7g total/8.6g net, Fiber: 11.1g, Sugar: 8g, Protein: 14.5g, Vitamin A: 29%, Vitamin C: 52.5%, Calcium: 12%, Iron: 24.7% (based on 2,000 calorie diet, calculated with spring mix for greens).
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