Pomegranate, Arugula & Shaved Manchego Salad

Serves 4
4 cups of arugula /or Mizuna - remove stems
¼ cup shaved Manchego cheese
3 tbls of O Blood Orange Olive Oil
1 tbls of O Pomegranate Vinegar
Seeds from 1 pomegranate
½ tsp kosher salt
Pinch of fresh ground pepper
This special salad balances sweet, bitter, peppery and tangy notes that burst of Fall & Winter flavors.  Sometimes we mix Mizuna with arugula to add a lighter peppery touch.  The key to this salad is the pomegranate seeds, which add spectacular tart flavor that counterpoints beautifully with the earthy/nutty Manchego cheese & bitter greens.  Simple, healthy and a brilliant Wintery salad.

Mix olive oil, vinegar, salt & pepper together.  Combine with arugula and Pomegranate seeds in a large bowl.  Toss gently.  Add shaved Manchego and serve.

Pomegranate extraction tip - First, cut the Pomegranate in half along the equator of the fruit.  Holding a cut half in the palm of your hand gently squeeze to loosen the seeds. Turn seed side down over a large bowl and whack with a heavy spoon or kitchen mallet.  Seeds should come pouring out.

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