9 May 2013

Pomegranate and Mozzarella Salad

A salad doesn't have to be chopped iceberg lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber. There are so many different, exciting variations and with summer on its way (hopefully!), I'm really enjoying finding new recipes and making up my own creations.

Like this pomegranate and mozzarella salad I have just discovered. It's delicious, refreshing and it's also incredibly quick. Great for the impatient cook like me.

Mozzarella cheese is a solid source of protein and fat to include in your diet. It can be a smarter choice than soft cheeses such as brie and rich hard cheese such as cheddar because it tends to contain fewer calories and less saturated fat.

Serves 1

A handful of seeds from a pomegranate
1 ball of mozzarella

For the dressing:
1/2 tbsp roughly chopped flat-leaf parsley
1/2 tbsp roughly chopped mint
1/2 garlic clove, finely chopped
1/2 red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
A pinch of ground cumin

Remove the seeds from the pomegranate. Drain the mozzarella balls and tear into smallish pieces and arrange on two plates. Blend together the dressing ingredients with a fork. Drizzle the dressing over the mozzarella then sprinkle with the pomegranate seeds. And that's it! Enjoy!


  1. Oooh I'm liking the flavour combo here! I'd have to check if I can have Mozz - to see if its lacto free....
    Bring on summer and colourful salads :)
    x x x

    1. Hmm, apparently it contains 'low levels' of lactose. But it looks like each product can be different. http://www.livestrong.com/article/393442-mozzarella-lactose-intolerance/

      Will have to find some lactose tolerant salads then! I like a challenge!

  2. this looks like such a delicious fresh combination for summer! i'm definitely trying this! xx

    1. Let me know what you think! It's really tasty and looks pretty on the table too :)

  3. It's soooo pretty!!! Don't pomegranate seeds just look like little red rubies?


  4. I love mozzarella cheese! Such a simple salad never thought to add all these together. Will definitely be trying this soon =)

    Teffy || Teffys Perks Blog



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