Recipe time!

Folks it's that time of year again. I was at the grocery store yesterday and saw the pomegranates. They only come out in the fall, usually between sept and nov. My daughter and husband are both crazy about them.  Every year I make this simple salad, and it's gone in a flash. This is one of the few recipes that I actually made up myself, and I'm going to share it with you today!

This is an easy recipe, that mostly just requires chopping and mixing. The hardest part is getting the little pomegranate seeds out. If you've never done this before, be sure not to wear a white shirt, it can get messy! The way I always do it is to just slowly peel and pick out the seeds. There are other methods. The Oak Man likes to submerge it in water and let the pith float to the top, but I think you loose a lot of the tasty juice that way.

Two pomegranates
one small cucumber
one small carrot
one fresh lemon
a handful of raisins
a teaspoon of curry powder
sprinkle of salt
(this will make enough for three or four side dish portions)

  1. peel the pomegranate and get all the seeds into a big bowl
  2. dice the carrots and cucumber and add to the bowl
  3. add raisins
  4. juice the lemon, add the juice to the bowl
  5. finally add curry powder and salt to taste
  6. mix and,
  7. eat!

Such a treat. Each spoonful is a mixture of sweet, sour and spicy.  Makes for an awesome side dish, or snack. This is also always a big hit at fall potlucks!

Also, this recipe just gets better the next day. The veggies and raisins have had time to marinate a bit and pick up the flavors.


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