Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Harvest Apple Salad with Pomegranate, Avocado, and Blue Cheese

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 Have you noticed all the pomegranates dangling from trees lately? Pomegranate seeds add a juicy antioxidant-filled crunch to any dish. Best of all they look like little rubies adorning your plate.
The flavors in this salad are delicious together. And if you're a bacon-eater, I'd throw some of that in too. It would be amazing. Oh and candied walnuts would be perfect too! Of course you could dump this all on top of some lightly dressed greens, but I thought they were so cute in hollowed out apple "bowls".

Apple Salad with Pomegranate, Avocado, and Blue Cheese
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Makes 1 apple salad bowl

1 large apple
1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
1/2 avocado, diced
1 Tablespoon crumbled blue cheese
1 t apple cider vinegar

If making apple bowls, slice top off apple. Using an ice cream scoop or spoon, carefully scoop out apple flesh, leaving about 1/4" apple rim. Chop the apple flesh. In a medium bowl, toss apple with pomegranate seeds, avocado, and cheese. Drizzle with a small amount of apple cider vinegar (optional). Carefully spoon mixture back into hollowed apples. If serving with greens, drizzle greens with extra virgin olive oil, more apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper; or your favorite vinaigrette.

31 comments:

  1. Anonymous7:47 AM

    this is so beautiful... my tree is not ready yet, too cold of a spring, and it kills me to buy anything i am growing, but i will be making these the minute my poms are ready!

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  2. wow...sounds scrumptiously tasty n fresh..
    Tasty Appetite

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  3. Such a cute idea for Fall, these look fabulous!! Gorgeous presentation and look delicious! xoxo

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  4. Bacon and Pomegranates? That sounds so creative that I might just have to try it :)

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  5. Ohhh. Marina, this looks soooooo amazing! Its super creative and I love the presentation! Xoxo thank you for putting up my button:)

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  6. These are the sweetest little treats. :)

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  7. It would be so awesome to have a pomegranate tree in my backyard. Sadly, it's too cold here to grow them.

    And I love the apples bowls! So creative! :)

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  8. You need to take up food styling as a career! Your pictures always blow me away! What a fun little snack!

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  9. the recipe sounds delicious and refreshing but the whole look of the dish with the presentation is what is fabulous! I love putting the salad into the carved out apples! Genius

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  10. Wow! That is probably one of the most beautiful food pictures I have ever seen. So creative! I have recipe contest going on right now that I bet you could come up with something brillant for! http://stayskinnymommy.blogspot.com/

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  11. Whoa, what a gorgeous presentation!! Your creativity is very inspiring! I bet this is so refreshing and delicious! I hope you are having a wonderful week!

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  12. well look at these beauties. I am officially craving pomegranate now. Just a gorgeous presentation.. and the blue cheese.. amazing.
    Thanks for sharing.. what a great idea!
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  13. This just looks amazing!! Great idea, and beautiful photos!

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  14. Wonderful creative idea, I wonder if I could fit chicken or shrimp salad in a big apple?

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  15. Your just amazing! You always blow me away with your ideas! These are gorgeous!

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  16. I never thought to make bowls out of apples. What a great idea!

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  17. This looks super delish! Avocado and Apples make a great pair like my recipe here:: http://ecualombian.wordpress.com/2011/10/02/avocado-apple-salad-ensalada-de-aguacate-y-manzana/

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  18. So pretty! The Farmer loves blue cheese..this will be a family hit! And we have avocados all the time, of course. I'll feature a link to your post on our Facebook page today! Thank you!

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  19. I LOVE these. Bonus for individual serving sizes in apples.

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  20. Anonymous3:40 PM

    do the bowls not turn brown?

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  21. @Anonymous, not if you eat them ;) if you must leave them out for hours, brush cut edges with lemon juice.

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  22. Clever apple bowls! Beautiful in my eyes...I'm sure the palate won't disagree. Keep posting! I love your posts!

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  23. This looks scrumptious!! Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party going on right now :)
    http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/bedazzle-me-monday-7_6572.html

    Have a great week!!

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  24. Thanks for a great blog, this recipe looks really delicious
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  25. The salad was so refreshing and delicious. Thanks.

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  26. The presentation is amazing, the people will surely be intrigued with that dish.
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  27. That looks good. Kids would definitely love this one. I'll probably try it. Thanks for the idea.
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  28. This recipe is perfect for entertaining... I think we've made it for three separate dinner parties (although we use goat cheese instead of blue, since we don't like it, and pistachios instead of pomegranates sometimes when we can't find them). So impressive, always... And so easy, especially if you have a partner who will scoop out the apples for you!

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  29. you really have a gift with the photography and I love the focus on real food.

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