Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones and give thanks for the bountiful harvest of the year. While turkey and stuffing often take center stage, a delicious salad can be the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving feast. This recipe combines the vibrant colors and bold flavors of arugula, pomegranate seeds, creamy brie, and crisp apples, all brought together with a delicious homemade olive oil dressing.
For the Salad:
- 6 cups fresh arugula
- 1 cup pomegranate seeds
- 6 oz Brie cheese, cut into small cubes
- 2 Honeycrisp apples, thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional, for added crunch)
For the Homemade Olive Oil Dressing:
- 1/4 cup OLIVO AMIGO extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons OLIVO AMIGO Spark balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Start by thoroughly rinsing and drying the arugula. Place it in a large salad bowl.
Add the pomegranate seeds, brie cheese cubes, and thinly sliced apples to the salad.
If you desire some extra crunch, sprinkle the chopped walnuts on top.
In a small bowl, whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, and Dijon mustard.
Season the dressing with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
Drizzle the homemade olive oil dressing generously over the salad. Start with a portion of the dressing, toss gently, and add more if needed. You want the salad to be lightly coated, not drenched.
Serve immediately and enjoy!
This arugula, pomegranate seed, brie, and apple salad, drizzled with a homemade olive oil dressing, is a celebration of both flavor and the harvest season. It's not only visually stunning but also a delightful addition to your Thanksgiving table, showcasing the best of seasonal ingredients and the versatility of olive oil.