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Green Salad With Pomegranate And Smoked Pork (Avli Salad)

A super tasty and healthy green salad with no added salt.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time12 mins
Cuisine: salad
Servings: 2
Author: Karon Grieve


  • 1 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 100 g/3 1/2 oz smoked pork I used pancetta
  • 1/2 pomegranate seeds and juice
  • 2 tbsp toasted crutons make your own by chopping bread into cubes, drizzle with oil and bake at 180C for 10 mins
  • 200 g/7oz salad leaves frisee, radicchio, lambs lettuce and rocket etc
  • 2 tbsp good quality extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp orange balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp thyme and honey balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp standard balsamic vinegar


  • Gently toast the pine nuts in a dry pan for approx 2 minutes until just golden and releasing their aroma, set aside.
  • Toast the sesame seeds in the same way but for only about 30-60 seconds, you don't want them to burn, set aside
  • Use the same pan to fry the smoked pork/pancetta until golden and well cooked
  • Make the dressing by mixing and juice from the pomegranate with the balsamic vinegars and olive oil
  • Arrance leaves in a large bowl and add the other ingredients then drizzle over the dressing