A beautiful fresh salad is the perfect healthy lunch or addition to dinner. But have you ever used tea as an ingredient in your meals before? You may be surprised to know that tea is not only a wonderful hot or cold beverage but can be added to many recipes. Give your salad a sweet and tangy twist with this delicious vinaigrette made with Bigelow Pomegranate Pizzazz Tea. Looking for other great recipes using tea, visit Bigelow Tea.
What you will need to make this salad
4 cups mixed lettuce greens
¼ cup (60mL) pomegranate seeds*
¼ cup walnuts
2 ounces (56g) soft goat cheese, crumbled
½ cup (125mL) boiling water
6 Bigelow Pomegranate Pizzazz® Herbal Tea Bags
⅓ cup (80mL) red wine vinegar
⅓ cup (80mL) organic extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons (30mL) grated shallots
sugar – to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Make this vinaigrette by infusing water with 6 Bigelow Pomegranate Pizzazz® Herbal Tea Bags for 10 minutes. Remove tea bags. Combine vinegar, olive oil and shallots together. Add sugar, salt and pepper to taste. Arrange a cup of mixed greens on 4 individual plates, garnish with pomegranate seeds, walnuts and goat cheese, drizzle with Pomegranate Vinaigrette. Serve immediately.
*If pomegranate seeds are not available substitute sun-dried cranberries or blueberries.
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This post originally appeared on bigelowtea.com.