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    Spinach Salad with Grapefruit, Fennel, and Pomegranate Seeds

    Serves 8

    This spectacular salad offers a contrasting blend of flavors and colors. It's the perfect choice when you're entertaining but it will make any meal more special. If you don’t care for the licorice flavor of fennel, substitute celery.

    Tip: Pomegranate seeds add vibrant color and a pleasant tart crunch, not to mention a healthy dose of antioxidants, including vitamin C. To remove seeds from fruit, cut off the stem end, then cut into quarters. Bend quarters backwards to pop the seeds out. Leftover seeds make a healthy snack, or can be frozen in an airtight container for three months.

    Ingredients
    1 medium fennel bulb
    3 medium pink grapefruit
    2 Tbsp sherry vinegar
    ½ tsp Dijon mustard
    ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
    Salt and pepper
    1 large bag (12 to 16 oz) baby spinach leaves
    1 cup pomegranate seeds (about 1 pomegranate)

    Instructions
    1. Trim fennel stalks flush with bulb and discard stalks. Cut out and discard core of bulb, then slice bulb lengthwise into very thin strips; place in serving bowl. Halve grapefruit; cut around outside and in between each section. Remove sections to another bowl. Reserve 2 Tbsp of the grapefruit juice.

    2. In small cup, combine vinegar, reserved juice and mustard. Slowly add oil in a stream, whisking to emulsify. Season with salt and pepper.
    Consider substituting Wish-Bone® Light Country Italian and Fat Free Italian for the dressing used in this recipe. Both are South Beach Diet-friendly options.

    3. Add spinach, grapefruit sections, and pomegranate seeds to bowl with fennel. Drizzle with dressing; toss to combine.

    Nutritional Information:
    159 calories
    3 g protein
    23 g carbohydrate
    5 g fiber
    8 g total fat
    1 g saturated fat
    0 mg cholesterol
    169 mg sodium

    This recipe is reprinted from the South Beach Diet Newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 10.

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    Yesterday I went for dinner to my SIL who served a salad with pomegranate seeds. It was the first time I'd ever seen them, and I must say, if you care a lot about presentation and want your salad to look great, use pomegranate seeds. They are beautiful, like little jewels! And when you bite down on them, they burst and you can feel the juice squirt out into your mouth, and it's sweet and tasty, so they're great for the flavour of the salad too.

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    Vitamin C and Iron are great together!

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    This recipe sounds delish. I'll def. have to give it a try!
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    Am I the only fennel hater? My mouth freezes & I can't swallow it!
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    I love fennel, but I prefer it lightly cooked. Hubby doesn't like it, tho, so we don't have it often. I love it in roast veggies.

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    If you find the flavor of fennel too much or someone dislikes it on sight you can make an ifused oil with it.

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    Can anyone describe the flavor of fennel...or list something it is typically found in. This salad sounds awesome but I'm not sure if I would like the fennel either~
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