I love fall for many reasons, but one of them is the pomegranates.  I had seen and heard of this peculiar fruit growing up, but never got my first taste until I met my hubby.  My in-laws have two out of control pomegranate trees in their back yard and every fall my mother-in-law makes Dixie Salad.  There's always plenty more pomegranates to take home and share with neighbors and friends too.

Dixie Salad

3-4 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
2-3 ripe pomegranate, seeded
about 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
1 cup homemade Greek yogurt or whipped coconut cream + 1/2 - 1 tbsp. honey and 1/2 tsp. vanilla

It's super simple as long as you know how to get those juicy seeds (the edible part of the pomegranate) out of their snug little home.  Here's the easiest and quickest way to seed a pomegranate.

  1. Cut the pomegranate in half horizontally
  2. Lay pomegranate cut side down in the palm of your hand. Rest your hand over a bowl to catch the seeds.
  3. Take a wooden spoon and hit the other side of the pomegranate good and hard several times
  4. Collect all the juicy seeds from the bowl!

Place walnuts into a food processor and pulse a couple times until they are chopped.  Slice up apples and combine with pomegranate seeds and walnuts in a bowl. Stir the yogurt or .  Toss to coat.  Chill and serve!

* organic pomegranates are full of antioxidants. These are vitamins and enzymes known for keeping low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or “bad” cholesterol from oxidizing and causingatherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. Organic pomegranate seeds act a lot like aspirin, keeping blood platelets from sticking together and forming dangerous blood clots.www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/the-health-benefits-of-pomegranates/

Enjoy!