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I'm Kristin.  I am a wife, aspiring designer, Christian and for now a SAHM.  My husband and I are parents to three kids- Dylan Archer, Kyler Jude and Noelle Rose. I created this space to document my family's adventures and lessons I've learned along the way.  The Mom Jungle is a modern interpretation of both the family newsletter and scrapbook.  

Festive Feta, Sweet Potato & Pomegranate Salad

Festive Feta, Sweet Potato & Pomegranate Salad

If your holidays look anything like ours, you have not one but several Christmas gatherings.  With all the feasting, I begin to crave healthy and light dishes.  This is my second year bringing this delicious salad to a Christmas dinner.  Packed full of greens and roasted sweet potatoes it's nutritious yet festive with pomegranate seeds and feta. 

Give it a try! It makes for a great side dish or even a low-key meal in itself.


FESTIVE FETA, SWEET POTATO & POMEGRANITE SALAD

PREP TIME: 15 MIN    |    TOTAL TIME: 1 HR

INGREDIENTS (serves 10-12)

SALAD:

  • Mixed Greens (1 tub mixed greens)

  • 5-6 peeled and cubed sweet potatoes

  • Seed of 1 pomegranate*

  • 4 green onions, diced

  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta (I use low fat)

*When de-seeding a pomegranate, cut into quarters and place in bowl filled with water.  Removing the seeds under water creates way less mess, plus for some reason the seeds pop out easier.

DRESSING:

  • 1/3- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 4 TB honey

  • 1 1/2 TB white wine vinegar

  • 1-2 clove(s) garlic

  • Salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 400° F

  • Place prepared sweet potatoes in baking dish + drizzle with olive oil + add S&P to taste

  • Bake for 45 minutes or until edges brown slightly

  • While sweet potatoes are baking, prepare the dressing by whisking all ingredients together [olive oil, honey, white wine vinegar + garlic + S&P]

  • Assemble salad together and drizzle with dressing (I always have leftover dressing for another day]

  • Serve immediately

* Source image and original recipe adapted here

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