Apple Pomegranate Harvest Salad

The whole family will love this amazing harvest salad! Made with crisp apple slices, crunchy + sweet pomegranate seeds, and lots of greens paired with a simple balsamic dressing. The perfect salad to serve as Thanksgiving side salad or to compliment your favorite meal! 

A glass bowl of harvest salad with apple slices and pomegranates with a blu napkin in the background.

This salad has a little bit of everything in it – lot’s a texture, sweet fruit taste, and leafy greens. You will fall in love with the flavors and find that it compliments almost any meal! You’ll need a handful of simple pantry ingredients for the homemade dressing and only a few minutes to throw together.

Simple, seasonal, and absolutely delicious!

Ingredients You’ll Need

First, let’s make sure we have everything we need to make this amazing side dish. This salad is made with just 9 simple ingredients that are available at most grocery stores and will be quick to throw together. 

  • Greens 
  • Apples
  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Walnuts or pecans
  • Feta cheese
  • Oil
  • Balsamic vinegar 
  • Honey
  • Garlic powder

Extra Tips for Making this Harvest Salad

  • Apples: You can use almost any apple for this salad – I recommend pink lady, honey crisp, or fuji apples. 
  • Greens: Use your favorite greens for this salad such as kale, arugula, spinach, or mixed greens. 
  • Make dairy-free: If needed you can eliminate the cheese all together or swap for goat cheese.
  • Make this salad ahead: If this salad needs to be prepped ahead of time I recommend storing all the prepped ingredients in separate ziplock bags, then assemble the salad as needed close to the time of serving. 

This salad has an abundance of autumn flavors paired with a tangy balsamic dressing served over leafy greens. Make this healthy apple & pomegranate salad as an addition to your favorite weeknight meal or add to your Thanksgiving/holiday spread! ENJOY.

A glass bowl of harvest salad with apple slices and pomegranates with a blu napkin in the background.

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A glass bowl of harvest salad with apple slices and pomegranates with a blu napkin in the background.

Apple Pomegranate Harvest Salad

5 from 2 votes

The whole family will love this amazing harvest salad! Made with crisp apple slices, crunchy + sweet pomegranate seeds, and lots of greens paired with a simple balsamic dressing. The perfect salad to serve as Thanksgiving side salad or to compliment your favorite meal! 

Servings 6
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Tags: harvest salad, kale apple salad, thanksgiving salad
Calories: 300 kcal

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 honey crisp apple sliced thin
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 2-3 tbsp feta cheese
  • Mixed greens

Dressing:

Instructions

  1. Add greens to a medium to large bowl and arrange salad toppings as desired.
  2. In a medium bowl add all of dressing ingredients and whisk thoroughly to combine. Taste and adjust as needed.
  3. Drizzle dressing over top salad and serve! Dressing can be stored in fridge for 2 weeks sealed in mason jar.

Notes

Tips

  • Apples: You can use almost any apple for this salad - I recommend pink lady, honey crisp, or fuji apples. 
  • Greens: Use your favorite greens for this salad such as kale, arugula, spinach, or mixed greens. 
  • Make dairy-free: If needed you can eliminate the cheese all together or swap for goat cheese.
  • Make this salad ahead: If this salad needs to be prepped ahead of time I recommend storing all the prepped ingredients in separate ziplock bags, then assemble the salad as needed close to the time of serving. 
Nutrition Facts
Apple Pomegranate Harvest Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 160
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.8g 27%
Sodium 186.3mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 35.9g 12%
Sugars 27g
Protein 2.4g 5%
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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11 Comments

  • Avatar for Manda Manda says:


    Love the sweet and tart together with the feta cheese topping it off! Great salad for the hibernation season ?

  • Avatar for Wendy Bouma Wendy Bouma says:


    PEOPLE!! You have GOT to try this salad if you haven’t already! It is SO delicious! Made it the day after Thanksgiving for a lighter supper to give our bodies a break from the ton of food & desserts consumed the day before. Perfect with some hearty multi grain rolls. I added some warmed up rotiseri chicken I had from a few nights before . . .delish! Also used blue cheese instead of feta, candied pecans instead of plain (hubby has a sweet tooth) and 1/4 of a granny smith apple & 1/4 of a honey crisp per salad. All those sweet & tart flavors make your taste buds sparkle! So, so yummy. Do not skip that dressing either . . .it is SO worth making it, only takes 2 seconds . . .measure all the ingredients into jar & shake . . .that’s it! . . .just the perfect finish for this salad!

  • Avatar for Angie Angie says:

    Could I make this salad in advance? Planning on having people over for dinner and would like to make this salad in the morning .. what do you recommend ? Adding the chopped apples last ? Will the other ingredients get soagy
    Thanks 🙂

    • Avatar for Bethany Kramer Bethany Kramer says:

      Yes! I’ve actually made this salad ahead of time quite a few times. I like to just put everything in separate bags or containers. Greens, pomegranate seeds, apples, feta, and pecans should all be in separate bags so they don’t get soggy all together. Hope this helps – enjoy the salad 🙂