Green Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette and Goat Cheese Garnish

Green Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette and Goat Cheese Garnish
Green Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette and Goat Cheese Garnish

A beautiful fresh salad is the perfect healthy lunch or addition to dinner. But have you ever used tea as an ingredient in your meals before? You may be surprised to know that tea is not only a wonderful hot or cold beverage but can be added to many recipes. Give your salad a sweet and tangy twist with this delicious vinaigrette made with Bigelow Pomegranate Pizzazz Tea. Looking for other great recipes using tea, visit Bigelow Tea.

What you will need to make this salad

4 cups mixed lettuce greens
¼ cup (60mL) pomegranate seeds*
¼ cup walnuts
2 ounces (56g) soft goat cheese, crumbled

Pomegranate Vinaigrette:
½ cup (125mL) boiling water
6 Bigelow Pomegranate Pizzazz® Herbal Tea Bags
⅓ cup (80mL) red wine vinegar
⅓ cup (80mL) organic extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons (30mL) grated shallots
sugar – to taste
Salt and pepper to taste


Make this vinaigrette by infusing water with 6 Bigelow Pomegranate Pizzazz® Herbal Tea Bags for 10 minutes. Remove tea bags. Combine vinegar, olive oil and shallots together. Add sugar, salt and pepper to taste. Arrange a cup of mixed greens on 4 individual plates, garnish with pomegranate seeds, walnuts and goat cheese, drizzle with Pomegranate Vinaigrette. Serve immediately.

*If pomegranate seeds are not available substitute sun-dried cranberries or blueberries.

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Randy Boyer
Randy is the co-founder of and The Healthy Shopper. She has been working in the natural health industry for over 20 years. She is very passionate about healthy living by choosing natural and organic as much as possible, has a personal love of cooking and sharing healthy recipes and is a fitness enthusiast.