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Chopped Apple Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette Vegan and Gluten-Free

The best Chopped Apple Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette Vegan and Gluten-Free recipe
best recipe chopped apple salad pomegranate vinaigrette

It’s been years since I’ve had it, but I think I got pretty close to recreating The Cheesecake Factory’s signature salad!

Chopped Apple Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette, a knock off recipe from The Cheesecake Factory!

Pomegranate juice is slowly boiled down to make a sweet molasses for the vinaigrette.  Chopped apples, crunchy red cabbage, fresh cucumbers, sweet beets, bite-sized green beans and crisp romaine make up salad along with some sharp white cheddar chunks and chilled edamame for protein…a perfectly balanced plate :)

This festive fall salad is bursting with antioxidants, just check out all those deep purple and bright green colors!

Perfect as a healthy meal on it’s own or can be served along with your fall favorites!

best recipe chopped apple salad pomegranate vinaigrette
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Chopped Apple Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette Vegan and Gluten-Free

The best Chopped Apple Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette Vegan and Gluten-Free recipe
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Gluten Free, Mediterranean, Vegan
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 326kcal
Cost $

Ingredients

  • For the Pomegranate Molasses:
  • 1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • For the Vinaigrette:
  • ¼ cup pomegranate molasses
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • For the Chopped Salad:
  • 1 cup green beans cut into bite-sized pieces (quickly blanched and cooled)
  • ½ cup cucumber peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup cooked beets chopped (roast on own or buy pre-cooked and refrigerated such as “Love Beets”)
  • 1 apple chopped
  • ¼ cup purple cabbage finely chopped
  • ½ cup shelled edamame steamed and cooled
  • 1 head romaine lettuce chopped
  • ½ cup white cheddar cheese cubed
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Instructions

  • To make the Pomegranate Molasses:
  • Whisk all ingredients together in a small saucepan and simmer over medium-low heat until reduced to a fourth, stirring occasionally. (~1/4 cup should be remaining)
  • To make Vinaigrette:
  • Combine pomegranate molasses, apple cider vinegar and dijon mustard in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in olive oil until emulsified. Add sea salt and pepper to taste.
  • To make Salad:
  • Add all ingredients into a large bowl, drizzle with vinaigrette.
  • Enjoy 🙂

Nutrition

Serving: 6g | Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 534mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 9384IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 2mg
Cristina C. RD LDN

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