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Sparkling Kumquat Salad

Makes: 10 servings Yield: 10 side-dish servings
Start to Finish 30 mins
Sparkling Kumquat Salad
  • 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

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
  • 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

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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 10,
  • cal. (kcal) 130,
  • Fat, total (g) 8,
  • sat. fat (g) 1,
  • carb. (g) 12,
  • fiber (g) 4,
  • pro. (g) 2,
  • vit. A (IU) 777,
  • vit. C (mg) 19,
  • sodium (mg) 139,
  • calcium (mg) 61,
  • iron (mg) 1,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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