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Melon and Pomegranate Salad with Balsamic Syrup

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This Melon and Pomegranate Salad with Balsamic Syrup  is perfect for the holiday season.
The colours are so bright and it makes the perfect start to a meal. Something light, simple and delicious, just what you need before a big turkey dinner.

A white plate with green leaves, Cantaloupe melon and pomegranate salad. Wine Glass in the background with a linen napkin and ornate cutlery.

I think pomegranate makes anything festive!!! It is something to do with how the arils twinkle and glisten like miniature jewels. Beautiful! Perfect for thanksgiving or Christmas. A beautiful, light festive salad to start the meal.

I adore appetizers, in fact I would much rather have an appetizer than a dessert! But when I know there is a big meal ahead of me, I want my appetizer to be light. But light doesn’t mean boring!!!! The combination of the sweet melon, sharp pomegranate, sticky balsamic glaze and salty parmesan is just delicious.

And it looks so beautiful, which when you are entertaining is such a bonus. Served on a simple white plate it looks elegant, yet it really is so simple to make.

Head on view of a low lipped white plate with a melon salad on it.

I use cantaloupe melon here as I love the colour combination, and it is Mr 7’s favourite! It is also the most easy to find. Which at this time of year is important. You don’t want to be traipsing from one store to another!

The leaves are dressed with a little olive oil and salt and pepper. They don’t need any vinegar as the balsamic syrup and pomegranate add the sharpness.

Balsamic Syrup is available in most grocery stores, although it is sometimes called Balsamic Glaze. You can make your own with 3 parts balsamic vinegar and 1 part brown sugar, simmered down until it is rich and syrupy. But the store bought ones really are very good and it saves washing a pan, which at this time of year is a big bonus.

Over head shot of melon sat on green leaves with pomegranate and parmesan.

Enjoy x


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Melon and Pomegranate Salad with Balsamic Syrup
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
This Melon and Pomegranate Salad with Balsamic Syrup is perfect for the holiday season. The colours are so bright and it makes the perfect start to a meal. Something light, simple and delicious, just what you need before a big turkey dinner.
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 4
Calories: 65 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cantaloupe melon
  • 2 cups mixed salad leaves
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils
  • 2 tbsp balsamic syrup
  • Fresh parmesan
Instructions
  1. Peel and deseed the melon. Cut it into bite sized pieces
  2. Place the washed salad leaves in a bowl and dress them with the evoo and salt and pepper.
  3. Arrange the salad on 4 plates, arrange the melon on the salad.
  4. Sprinkle over the pomegranate arils.
  5. Drizzle each plate with balsamic syrup and use a potato peeler to top each salad with a little parmesan.
Nutrition Facts
Melon and Pomegranate Salad with Balsamic Syrup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 65 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Protein 1g 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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This Melon and Pomegranate Salad with Balsamic Syrup  is perfect for the holiday season.The colours are so bright and it makes the perfect start to a meal. Something light, simple and delicious, just what you need before a big turkey dinner.
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  1. Reply

    This looks delicious and I’m definitely going to try it. I love the colours and pomegranate is so fantastic to eat. Thanks

    1. Reply

      Thank you Vicki.
      I just love anything with pomegranates in it. They just look so pretty don’t they?

  2. Reply

    Looks and sounds so good! Love the ingredients too!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Rachel 😀

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