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!
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.
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.