There's a line in Shakespeare's "All's Well That Ends Well," in which one of the characters says: "Go to, sir; you were beaten in Italy for picking a kernel out of a pomegranate."
For this recipe, which requires dozens of pomegranate seeds, there's no worry about being beaten in Italy. There's only the time-consuming task of removing those seeds from those pesky, pulpy membranes. The rest of the recipe is a snap.
What you'll end up with is a healthy and unusual salad that's colorful as a Christmas wreath and delicious too. It requires only two ingredients - avocados and pomegranates, plus some olive oil and lemon juice as a dressing. It comes to you via my friend Anna Rosa, who spends a lot of time in Italy, but has never once been beaten for plucking a seed from a pomegranate.
Here's the recipe:
Peel two avocados and cube. Mix in a bowl with seeds from one pomegranate. Toss with olive oil and lemon juice to taste.
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