Chopped Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

Fresh-squeezed or bottled pomegranate juice makes a delicious, sweet-tart salad dressing. If you are making this recipe in pomegranate season, use some of the fruit's colorful seeds to garnish the salad. Sprinkle 1/4 to 1/2 cup over the salad after tossing the other ingredients together.

1/4 cup pomegranate juice, fresh or bottled
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
5 cups iceberg lettuce
2 cups minced fennel
1 cup minced red onion
1/2 cup minced cilantro
1/4 cup chopped roasted pumpkin seeds (unsalted)

1 In a small bowl, whisk together the pomegranate juice, vinegar, oil, mustard, salt, and pepper.
2 In a large salad bowl, combine the lettuce, fennel, onion, cilantro, and pumpkin seeds.
3 Drizzle the salad dressing over the ingredients and toss well.

Makes 8 servings.
Per serving: 112 calories, 8.2g total fat (1.3g saturated), 0mg cholesterol, 1.3g dietary fiber, 8g carbohydrate, 3g protein, 70mg sodium.