APPLE POMEGRANATE SALAD — An easy holiday salad with apples, pomegranates and chocolate chips. So festive and pretty, it’s perfect for Christmas dinner!
One of our favorite holiday season sides is Apple Pomegranate Salad. I got the recipe from my sister years ago and it’s been a favorite at our house ever since.
Besides being delicious, this salad is so easy! It’s one of the things my husband and kids really look forward to during the holiday season.
First you’ll need to seed a few pomegranates. If you know dinner time will be especially hectic, I recommend doing this ahead of time.
My favorite way of seeding a pomegranate is to cut it open, then submerge it in a big bowl of water. As you dislodge the pomegranate seeds, they’ll sink to the bottom of the bowl.
All the stuff you don’t want will float to the top and is easily skimmed off with a slotted spoon.
This Secret Pomegranate Seeding Trick video will show you how!
Then you can just keep the pomegranate seeds in the refrigerator.
You’ll also need to chop some apples. I like the way red apples look in this recipe, but they’re not my favorite variety, so I usually go with something red-ish, like a Gala or Fuji.
Once that’s done, you just toss everything together with some fresh whipped cream and mini chocolate chips and that’s it!
I like to top things off with a sprinkling of chocolate chips and a few more pomegranate seeds.
Honestly, you could even serve this salad as a dessert. It’s almost like having a side dish and a dessert all in one!
Be sure to save this Apple Pomegranate Salad recipe to your favorite Pinterest board for later.
Here’s what you’ll need to make Apple Pomegranate Salad
- Heavy cream
- Chocolate chips
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 6 red apples, chopped
- 2 pomegranates, seeded (reserve some for garnish)
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- Using an electric mixer, whip cream until soft peaks form. Fold in sugar.
- Place chopped apples in a large bowl. Add whipped cream (you may have extra, but use as much as you'd like) and stir.
- Gently fold in chocolate chips and pomegranate seeds. Chill until serving. Garnish with reserved pomegranate seeds. Best eaten the day it's made.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 468Total Fat: 29gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 67mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 7gSugar: 46gProtein: 4g
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Who Dished It Up First: My sister!