Orange Pomegranate Salad with a Zesty Orange Buttermilk Dressing

orange pomegranate salad presented on a white plate.
I love a good salad. I eat salads all year long. I really wish they stayed popular throughout the year. I will have just have to take full advantage of January and post as many salads as I can! 🙂

Orange pomegranate salad on a white decorative plate.

The possibilities are endless with putting together a delicious salad. A lot of times you have to think outside of the box. This salad was incredible with all of the unique flavors combined. The oranges gave this salad a citrus burst and the pomegranates throughout added a fun and delicious texture. This salad dressing was wonderful and unique. It added a splash of zest to this salad that was so delicious with your first bite! If you are looking for an amazing salad that is fresh and full of delicious and unique flavor than this salad is for you!

Recipe inspired by Brooklyn Supper

Orange Pomegranate Salad with a Zesty Orange Buttermilk Dressing

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 8 Servings

A delicious salad made with fresh oranges an pomegranate and topped with feta cheese and an amazing dressing!

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword orange pomegranate salad, salad recipes


Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Salad Ingredients:

  • 4 cups fresh romaine lettuce chopped
  • 3 oranges sliced
  • 1 large pomegranate
  • 1/2 shallot sliced paper thin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves chopped plus sprigs for garnish
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste


To make the salad dressing:

  1. Whisk together the olive oil, orange zest, orange juice, apple cider vinegar, dijon mustard, buttermilk, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl add the chopped romaine. Add the dressing and toss to coat. On a large platter spread the romaine lettuce. Tuck the orange slices throughout the salad. Top with shallots, pomegranates, rosemary sprigs, feta and sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

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.


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 made this yesterday for my book group and it was a big hit. I think the dressing is especially delicious and would work for lots of other salads too. Thanks for a great recipe!

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