Mizuna Greens Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Sliced Apple

Mizuna Greens Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Sliced Apple // wishfulchef.comToday I made a healthy and simple salad using mizuna greens. Mizuna is a Japanese green and the flavor is delicious, like a peppery green similar to arugula, but milder. It’s wonderful eaten raw but you can also have it sauteed, steamed, pickled or used in soups. I added sweet pomegranate seeds and apple slices to compliment the slight bitter flavor of the mizuna.

For the dressing I made a refreshing and light lemon vinaigrette with a hint of honey. Mizuna is sold at Asian grocery stores or health food markets. If you can’t find mizuna greens, you can use arugula or mustard greens.


Mizuna Greens Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Sliced Apple // wishfulchef.com

Mizuna Greens Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Sliced Apple // wishfulchef.com

Whisk salad dressing until emulsified and set aside. Slice apple into thin wedges.

Mizuna Greens Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Sliced Apple // wishfulchef.com

Release pomegranate seeds with a rolling pin. Evenly toss together with the salad dressing.

Mizuna Greens Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Sliced Apple // wishfulchef.com

Mizuna Salad Recipe

  • 1/2 bunch mizuna, cleaned and roughly chopped
  • 1 pomegranate, halved and seeds taken out (or 1/2 cup store bought seeds)
  • 1 apple, sliced into thin wedges

    Mizuna Salad Dressing Recipe

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • salt and pepper, to taste

    For the dressing, whisk olive oil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, honey and salt & pepper. Set aside.

    Place mizuna greens and apple slices in a large bowl. Cut pomegranate in half and hit the back side with a rolling pin (or other device) to release seeds, see photo above. Pour in dressing and toss well. Arrange salad on serving plates.


    Total Time: 10 minutes
    Yield: 4 servings
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    Mizuna Greens Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Sliced Apple // wishfulchef.com
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    3 Responses to “Mizuna Greens Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Sliced Apple”

    1. Russell at Chasing Delicious October 30, 2011 at 1:36 pm #

      What a gorgeous salad. All the flavors and ingredients sound delicious too! Love the pop of the red against the greens.

      • Barb October 30, 2011 at 3:33 pm #

        Thanks, Russell. I like the colors too! I think it would be a good salad during the holidays.

    2. Ali October 30, 2011 at 1:50 pm #

      What a salad, so vibrant, really mouth watering. Love the photo

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