So, today I made a bit less than usual. But I underestimated the appeal of fruits to spruce up a salad. Normally, my big bowl of salad lasts till about 7 PM, with me portioning it in 2-3 batches. But this salad with spinach, grapes, pine apple and pomegranate with a black pepper dressing was so delightful; I’ve polished off the whole bowl by lunch time.
Fruits are expensive, though – Rs 40 for one pomegranate! BTW, the last pomegranates I bought from the farmers market were organic. This one I bought yesterday was not. You can just tell by all that extra membrane/pith-y yellow stuff inside the pomegranate. My organic one was one giant ruby ball with almost no unnecessary yellow stuff in between that we need to sift through. This one I bought had a ton of it – adding to the weight (and hence the cost), plus the effort required on your part to clean the whole fruit.
- 2 cups of spinach
- 20-30 black grapes
- ½ a large pomegranate
- 1 cup of pine apple
- 1 spring onion (onion, plus the entire green stalk)
- Tablespoon of olive oil
- Juice of half a lime (mostly only to ensure my salad would stay good all day - Dont really need it)
- Roughly 15-20 black pepper corns
Wash the spinach thoroughly and chop it up into bite sized slivers.