Crumbly Blue Cheese and Pomegranate Pita Pockets

This is seriously one of my favorite go-to salads.

Fresh endive, and romaine hearts are chopped up and thrown together with crumbly blue cheese, tangy pomegranates, and toasted pine nuts. Toss it together with a good drizzle of creamy Caesar dressing and it will knock you silly.

Trust me. It works. If you squeeze all of this into a pita pocket it’s the perfect salad to go.

The endive and romaine hearts work perfectly together to give this salad texture and color.

If you can’t get your hands on endive, you can just use more romaine. But try and get the endive… it’s worth it.

See how pretty and colorful it is?

The combination of the pomegranate, blue cheese and pine nuts came to me last year when I made these delicious crostini toppers.  I had some left over topping so I threw it on top of some greens.

BAM!

Instant love.

I toasted the pine nuts this time, and it add so much more dimension and flavor. Totally worth the extra 3 minutes.

The clincher that holds this whole shi-bang together has got to be the dressing.

{I may or may not be a dressing fanatic}

Choose a lite creamy Caesar dressing (my personal fav: Ken’s), then toss all those bad boy ingredients together and stuff a healthy portion into a whole wheat pita pocket.

mmmmm-boy…

If you want to add some shredded chicken breast to the salad, it would be a great way to turn this lunch into a dinner…

just sayin…

Crumbly Blue Cheese and Pomegranate Pita Pockets

Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Endive
  • 2 cups chopped Romaine hearts
  • 1/2 cup crumbly blue cheese
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate arils
  • 2-3 tbsp lite creamy Caesar dressing
  • 4 whole wheat pita pockets

Instructions

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a large bowl and toss to evenly coat with dressing.
  2. Distribute salad mix evenly into pita pockets.
  3. Enjoy!

Notes from Shawn

Feel free to add some shredded chicken to the salad to make it a more filling meal!

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disclaimer: California Endive provided me with a beautiful box of Endive and is compensating me for this post.

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Comments

  1. These look super delicious, Shawn! I love the bright addition of those tart poms.. so perfect!

  2. What a fresh, tasty meal! This sounds wonderful!

  3. This is GORGEOUS!!!!

  4. I loooove Ken’s dressings! Soooo good! I loved your pomegranate crostini topper recipe so you better believe I will be making this too!

  5. Pommies and blue cheese, hmmm I think this sounds like I would devour it!!

  6. This looks amazing! I love the combo of pomegranate and blue cheese!

  7. Snap, I just bought another pomegranate today, as well as some lovely crumbly cheese! Looks divine.

  8. I cannot so no to blue cheese. This looks amazing, so light and healthy.

  9. This is a crazy awesome idea. I’m totally crushing on blue cheese and pomegranates right now (random, I know, but true) so this is right up my alley!

  10. umm wow! I wish I had everything on hand to make this for lunch today! YUM!

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