Pomegranate Salad

Pomegranate salad, traditionally known as Dixie salad, is my husband’s family Thanksgiving tradition.  It is so yummy!

If you typically have some kind of fruit salad with your Thanksgiving dinner, try something new this year.

The name, Dixie salad, came about because more than 150 years ago the people in Southern Utah, known as Dixie, made this salad.  In Southern Utah, at Thanksgiving time, the pecans are falling out of the trees and are ready to eat.  Pomegranates are ripe.  And, of course, anywhere you go the apples are ready.  So why not make a salad using these ingredients that are readily available!

Pomegranate Salad | Dixie Salad

Pomegranates are a great source of antioxidants, which act as anti-inflammatory agents in your body.  What does this mean for you?  If you are like me, and many other people in this world, and suffer from arthritis, antioxidants will help  with curing arthritis.

Pomegranates also fight cancer, lower blood pressure, fight bacterial infections, improve heart health and memory!

Also, for your heavy whipping cream make sure to check ingredients.  You don’t want added sugars or preservatives.

Pomegranate Salad | Dixie Salad

Pomegranate Salad

2 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds (about 2-3 pomegranate)
2 cup apple, chopped small pieces (2 small apples)
1 cup pecan, chopped
2 mandarin oranges, peeled and sectioned
2 bananas, sliced
1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 tsp. pure vanilla
1/2 Tblsp. raw honey

  • In large bowl beat whipping cream until soft peaks form. Add vanilla and honey. Beat until mixed.
  • Add all fruit. Mix.

 

 

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  1. I made Dixie salad for Thanksgiving dinner also. Mine wasn’t as healthy because w would use fruit cocktail which is loaded with sugar and then the fresh fruit. This is a nice healthy one!

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