The countdown is on. Are you ready? My shopping is done and gifts are wrapped so I’ve been working on our Christmas dinner menu. I’m adding a few new recipes this year to our traditional ones. My kids don’t let me stray to far from our traditional menu but I can usually get away with trying some type of new salad.
I love it when people share new recipes with me and a few weeks ago my 27 year old son shared this recipe with me – don’t you love it! This recipe for Lemon Dijon Salad with Apples, Pomegranate Seeds & Hazelnuts came from a caterer that he has worked with for some of his work events. I test drove it last week and it was a winner so it will be joining the Christmas Dinner Menu.
This salad has lots of fun flavors and textures.
There is the crunch of a nice crisp apple. Leave the skin on for some color. I used a golden delicious apple but a pear would work nicely too. Pomegrante seeds add a nice holiday touch and some pretty color and well as texture.
And for even a little more crunch sprinkle some crushed hazelnuts on top. I love the flavor of hazelnuts and they are plentiful here in Oregon.
I used a combination of baby spinach and a nice spring greens mix.
The salad is then topped with a nice lemon dijon vinagrette. Yum! A perfect Christmas dinner menu choice.