Wendy's Apple Pomegranate Salad Recipe
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Wendy's Apple Pomegranate Salad Recipe

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My grandparents grew pomegranates, pecans and walnuts and would send us some each year. Some of my best memories are the days I used to spend with my grandmother learning how to cook with her. Whenever I make this it's like having lunch with my grandmother again. —Wendy Ball, Battle Creek, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1 bunch romaine, torn (about 8 cups)
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 165 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 163mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.


  1. In a large bowl, combine romaine, pomegranate seeds, pecans and cheese. Toss apple with lemon juice and add to salad.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk remaining ingredients until blended. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 8 servings.
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Wendy's Apple Pomegranate Salad in Taste of Home February/March 2015, p40

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annrms User ID: 2649709 242711
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2016

"Yummy salad! I used a Braeburn instead of a Granny Smith and, because of the sweetness of the Braeburn, I omitted the sugar in the dressing. The walnuts and Parmesan were great additions. Will definitely make this salad again."

a_n_g_e_l_0715 User ID: 3723643 238115
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2015

"This is a really delicious salad"

Orbs User ID: 7287623 225034
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2015

"Delicious! I used a Barcelona Dressing instead of making the dressing."

mkaskela User ID: 6061564 221182
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015


1bendgirl User ID: 7446551 218653
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2015

"Raves about it..very tasty."

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