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Wendy’s Apple Pomegranate Salad

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


  • 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


  • In a large bowl, combine romaine, pomegranate seeds, pecans and cheese. Toss apple with lemon juice and add to salad.
  • In a small bowl, whisk remaining ingredients until blended. Drizzle over salad; toss to coat. Serve immediately.
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.
Nutrition 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.

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  • niermal
    Oct 5, 2018

    Ha!Ha! It's not supposed to be Wendy's fast food salad! The woman who submitted the recipe is named Wendy. I am looking forward to making it!!

  • Julie
    Dec 6, 2017

    Not Wendy's at all! Totally wrong cheese. Missing: mixed greens, fugi apples, candied pecans, cran raisons and most importantly Where's the CHICKEN??

  • KathyCooks1943
    Sep 9, 2017

    Very good except it's not Wendy's apple and pecan salad. I order it every time and I love it. Missing the mixed greens, chicken, sweet sugared pecans and the great dressing. And don't forget the croutons.

  • annrms
    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
    Nov 25, 2015

    This is a really delicious salad

  • Orbs
    Apr 18, 2015

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

  • mkaskela
    Feb 23, 2015


  • 1bendgirl
    Jan 23, 2015

    Raves about it..very tasty.