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Spinach Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

spinach salad with pom dressing

SPINACH SALAD with Honey Whole-Wheat Challah Croutons and Sweet Pom Dressing. It’s incredible how simanim-inspired cooking can also be healthful. This salad is loaded with green leafy spinach, carrots and cabbage and topped with whole wheat croutons. Just trying to keep your “new year’s resolutions” on track from day one.

It's the combination of beauty and texture that makes this salad both pleasing to the eye and palate. Crisp, fresh spinach leaves, vibrant ruby red pomegranate seeds and crunchy croutons round out this recipe. As it's my custom not to eat nuts during the high holiday season I add a handful of toasted or candied walnuts at other times throughout the year. 

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  • 6Servings


For Salad

  • 6 cups baby spinach leaves, whole or thinly sliced
  • 2 cups carrot ribbons
  • 1 cup cucumber ribbons
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • Honey Whole Wheat Croutons 
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds

For Dressing

  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil


1. In a salad bowl, toss the spinach, carrots, cucumbers, cabbage, croutons and pomegranate seeds.

2. In a small bowl, whisk shallots with pomegranate juice, mustard, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Whisk in oil in a steady stream. Drizzle dressing over spinach salad to taste, and gently toss to coat.

Click here for crouton recipe.