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Christmas Salad with Orange Honey Mustard Dressing

Servings 4 people
Prep Time 20 mins


  • 150 grams mixed salad like spinach, rocket, baby lettuce
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 60 grams fresh goat cheese or any other like feta or mozzarella.
  • 100 grams unsalted walnuts and pecans or any other nuts you prefer


  • ½ orange squeezed into juice
  • 2 tsp dark honey we used chestnut honey
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • tbsp white vinegar
  • pepper and salt



  • I would start with preparing the dressing as this is placed in the centre of the salad. Whisk together in a bowl orange juice, honey, vinegar, olive oil, mustard, salt, and pepper until the dressing is emulsified.
  • Transfer the dressing to a lower cup that you could place in the middle of a large plate. Choose your best plate in the house, it's Christmas!

The salad

  • Cut the oranges in thin slices and remove as much as possible from pith (the spongy white stuff between the peel and the fruit).
  • Cut the pomegranate to get the arils out. If you never did that before, do it as follow: cut along the fruit's white pith. You can recognize this by the 5-6 gentle ridges in its surface. After you made the cuts, use your hands to peel the fruit open and gently divide it into segments. Fill a large bowl with water. Submerge the segments, and use your hands to remove the seeds from the skin and membranes. The spongy white membranes will float to the surface. Drain the seeds and here you go, fresh pomegranate arils for your salad!
  • Place all the greens into a large bowl. Add half of the pomegranate arils. Crunch a few nuts above it. Sprinkle a little bit of the dressing and mix it all up.
  • Divide the salad on the plate around the dressing. Decorate with orange slices so it will shape a beautiful vibrant sun. Crumble the fresh goat cheese and rest of the nuts on top en sprinkle with the rest of the pomegranate arils.
Course: Salad
Keyword: Christmas, salad