Monday, October 8, 2012

Pomegranate and Walnuts Salad

Back then we would eagerly wait to go to our grandma's house, so that we could meet all our cousins and play endlessly. There was a big garden in front of the house with lots of flowers and fruit trees. I fondly remember eating these red pearls (pomegranate) with my cousins.

Now our grandma's  house in Jaffna is runned down, ruined by war and covered with shrubs and overgrown trees. All our cousins have moved to different parts of the world. Now only way to re-create those golden memories are through food.
Recently I started having salads for lunch and was experimenting with different veggies, legumes and nuts. Combination of these red pearl fruit that is high in anti oxidant and brainnuts walnuts a good source of Omega 3, along with lettuce and feta worked out good. These ingredients dressed up with balsamic olive oil dressing transforms a basic boring salad into an attractive and delicious salad.

Print recipe here
Serves 1 person

1 bowl full of roughly chopped lettuce
handful of pomegranade
handful of walnuts
50g Feta cheese crumbled (or Soy cheese)
¼ onion wedge, thinly sliced

1 garlic clove minced (optional)
Crushed pepper to taste
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1tbsp lemon juice
chili sauce to taste

Whisk all the dressing ingredients together, keep it separate.

Sprinkle dressing all over the salad ingredients and gently mix with a wooden/plastic spoon. Serve immediately.

Apart from cooking one of my other hobby is to go hiking. I can hike all day long and indeed being a 'nature lover' I love enjoying nature by getting close to it. Excellent transport system be it trains or cable cars, helps us to get to any point in Switzerland to do our hikes. Sharing with you some photos clicked during our recent hike in Valais region in its sunny valleys.

Visit my facebook page to see more photos from our hikes.


  1. Amy this is a beautiful and colorful salad.  I garee the seeds would make a lovely beaded necklace, LOL.  Thanks for sharing those photos what a fantastic place to be.

  2. Thanks Suzi. Have a good day :)

  3. What a delicious and vibrant salad - I love the look of it. Your landscape photos are also beautiful. Thanks for sharing:) 

  4. At first glance this just looks odd, but now it looks refreshing, or like Suzi said it could be a necklace lol.

  5. Love the photos. Hope you don't mind if we put a link to your recipe here:


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