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Escarole and Collard Green Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

If you have any people in your life who are not passionately in love with greens, this salad will change that opinion...quick! This side dish showcases greens in all their delicious glory.

Ingredients

3/4 cup pomegranate juice
1 tablespoon grated tangerine zest
2 tablespoons brown rice syrup
3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2-3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2/3 teaspoon sea salt
generous pinch ground cinnamon
1 head escarole, rinsed very well, hand-shredded
3-4 collard leaves, rinsed well, stems trimmed, blanched, shredded
3-4 Belgian endive, halved lengthwise, sliced into thin slivers
2 pomegranates, seeds removed, reserved (when in season)
1/2 cup pecan pieces, lightly toasted, coarsely chopped

Directions 
Place pomegranate juice and tangerine zest and brown rice syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a mixing bowl. Whisk in oil, vinegar, salt and cinnamon. Set aside. Place greens in a mixing bowl and add dressing. Spoon dressing over greens and toss to coat. Transfer salad to a platter and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and pecan pieces. 

Makes 4-6 servings. 


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