Sparkling Kumquat Salad

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  • Makes: 10 servings
  • Yields: 10 side-dish servings
  • Start to Finish: 30 mins
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Sparkling Kumquat Salad
Ingredients
1/3
cup walnut pieces, toasted
1/3
cup pomegranate seeds
2
tablespoons snipped fresh fennel leafy tops
1
recipe Sparkling Vinaigrette (see recipe below)
12
cups torn mixed salad greens
1
fennel bulb, thinly sliced
1/2
cup kumquats, seeds removed and thinly sliced
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Directions
  1. In a small bowl combine walnut pieces, pomegranate seeds, fennel tops, and 1 tablespoon of the Sparkling Vinaigrette; set aside.
  2. In a large salad bowl combine salad greens, sliced fennel, kumquats, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with remaining Sparkling Vinaigrette. Toss gently to coat. Sprinkle the salad with the walnut mixture. Makes 10 side-dish servings.
Sparkling Vinaigrette
Ingredients
1/2
cup coarsely chopped and seeded kumquats
1/2
cup chilled sparkling white wine or chilled alcohol-free sparkling white grape beverage
1/4
cup walnut oil
1
quartered shallot
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon black pepper
1/8
teaspoon ground coriander or ground cardamom
Directions
  1. In a blender container or small food processor bowl combine kumquats, sparkling white wine or chilled alcohol-free sparkling white grape beverage, walnut oil, shallot, salt, black pepper, and ground coriander or ground cardamom. Cover and blend or process until nearly smooth.
Nutrition Facts (Sparkling Kumquat Salad)
    Per serving:
  • 130 kcal cal.,
  • 8 g fat
  • (1 g sat. fat,
  • 139 mg sodium,
  • 12 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 2 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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