Saturday, November 23, 2013

Avocado , Grapefruit And Pomegranate Salad

Stay healthy and eat healthy will be my motto for 2014 :)  hahaha motto not resolution ! Well for dinner, I made this simple and yet delicious salad to go with pan fried salmon...refreshing and healthy too .  It was a mistake to add in the pomegranate ,WB has no patient to take out the seeds even though it taste good in the salad :)  Pomegranate, beside preventing and reversing CAD, alaso prevents cancer, and promote healthy skin by its powerful abundant antioxidant punicalagins. 

It has these benefits:- adapted from here
  • Pomegranate increases the synthesis of nitric oxide, required for healthy arterial endothelial function,
  • protect nitric oxide from oxidative degradation,
  • reduces coronary plaque buildup,
  • reverses atherosclerosis,
  • inhibits LDL oxidation,
  • reduces blood pressure, and
  • oxidative stress.

Avocado ,Grapefruit And Pomegranate Salad - WB's Kitchen

2 ripe  avocados
1 large red grapefruit
1 japanese cucumber
1 ripe pomegranate
mint leaves * optional

1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup good olive oil
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
some chopped mint leaves * optional

Place all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.  Slowly whisk in the olive oil until the vinaigrette is emulsified.  Leave aside.

Before serving, cut the avocados in 1/2, remove the seeds, and carefully peel off the skin. Diced into bite size cubes, toss the avocado in the vinaigrette to prevent them from turning brown. Use a sharp knife to slice the peel off the grapefruits ( be sure to remove all the white pith ), then cut between the membranes to release the grapefruit segments.  Diced the japanese into bite sized cubes.  Chopped the mint leaves ( optional ) .

Arrange all the salad ingredients in a bowl. Pour the vinaigrette on top and gently mix till the salad ingredients are covered in vinaigrette dressing. Serve chilled or room temperature.

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  1. hi elin, motto or is still a very good one..i am a little shy to tell you that i've never eaten pomegranate!

    1. yea...motto or resolution is self discipline :) must have patience to eat this...hahaha for me , I put the whole bunch into the mouth and spit out the seeds collected in the mouth...good therapy for me :)


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