Salad Dressing: Pomegranate-Apple Vinaigrette

This is my new favorite salad dressing.  It takes a few minutes to put together, but then you have this delightful sweet (but not overly sweet) and healthy vinaigrette.

Directions (Quantities here are pretty flexible, so experiment with it.)

In a blender, add the following and blend until smooth:

  • Pomegranate seeds, about half a pomegranate
  • 1/4 cup of freshly squeezed apple juice
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 – 4 fresh basil leaves (more if the leaves are tiny)
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp or less mustard (Dijon or powdered)
  • a generous palmful of flat leaf parsley


This dressing goes well with shredded Brussels sprouts, thinly sliced apples, and crumbled blue cheese.