Apple Pomegranate Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing

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Hey hey it’s Tiffany from Creme de la Crumb back with another tasty dish for you! Today I’m sharing this fancy schmancy (not really) salad with an incredibly delicious dressing! I don’t know about you but I always feel like I’ve done a good deed by eating a salad. I dunno what it is. Even when it’s loaded with croutons and creamy dressing I still feel like I deserve brownie points. This salad though, really is a healthy salad. Wait, you mean it’s loaded with flavor and still good for you?? Yep. That’s my kind of salad.

Apple Pomegranate Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing on a white plate.

It think it’s gotta be the the pomegranate seeds that give this salad that “fancy” feel. Probably because the instant you see pomegranate seeds on anything you either see dollar signs (for those pre-seeded containers) or a lengthy amount of work and purple hands. Those of you who have shelled a pomegranate know exactly what I’m talking about.

De-seeding that pretty winter fruit can be a bit of a pain but soooo worth it! There’s nothing quite like those juicy little guys. Mmmmmmmm, so good!

Apple Pomegranate Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing on a white plate.

The salad dressing really tops off this whole salad with a lot of flavorful garlicky balsamic-y goodness. And a bit of sweetness from the honey. You’ll love it. Fix this salad as a side or top it with some strips of cooked chicken breast for a healthy and delicious main dish!

Apple Pomegranate Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing on a white plate.

Apple Pomegranate Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing

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Healthy and delicious?? Better believe it! This salad is perfect for a tasty side dish or top it with some chicken for a fantastic main course!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 4


  • 6-8 cups chopped romaine baby spinach leaves, or mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 medium apples cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

For the Dressing

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: fresh cracked pepper


  • Prepare the dressing by whisking all ingredients together until smooth. Chill until ready to serve.
  • In a large bowl combine lettuce, pomegranate seeds, apple slices, and feta cheese. Toss to mix well.
  • Place about 2 cups of salad onto each of four plates.
  • Top with dressing and freshly cracked black pepper if desired.


Serves: 4

Calories362kcal (18%)Carbohydrates47g (16%)Protein4g (8%)Fat19g (29%)Saturated Fat5g (25%)Cholesterol17mg (6%)Sodium806mg (34%)Potassium377mg (11%)Fiber4g (16%)Sugar40g (44%)Vitamin A6269IU (125%)Vitamin C10mg (12%)Calcium134mg (13%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Dinner, Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Greek, Italian
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. I love the Apple vinegar salad dressing that you get at burger king. The packet says that it’s made by Ken’s salad dressing. I have looked everywhere for it but find 10/12 other flavors. When you buy the apple salad from burger king they give you two packs for your salad. Wal-mart sells Ken’s Dressings but I can’t the apple vinegar flavor. I would really appreciate it if someone could get me the recipe so that I could make it and always have it on hand. Thanks

  2. I made this for an office party. It traveled easily, I put the dressing on right before eating. and I sliced the apples, I’m sure they would have been ok but I wanted them to look their best. Everyone loved it! It was fabulous. thanks so much

  3. Hi! I can’t wait to try this recipe. I found a YouTube clip of how to take the pomegranate seeds out of the pomegranate effortlessly & without a lot of mess. All you have to do is cut the pomegranate in half and submerge in a bowl of water. Break apart the pomegranate while it is submerged and the seeds will come out easily. Then the membranes from the pomegranate float to the top of the water. Scoop the membranes out & drain the water. That’s all there is to it! Try it! It really works!

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