Christmas Cherry and Green Bean Salad

 

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Need a side salad to enliven your festive feasting? Make this!

At Christmas time, festive-looking foods always taste that little bit more delicious when they are coloured to suit the season. This cherry and bean salad is the perfect fusion of sweet and savoury with pops of bright colour to bring out the Christmas in everyone! 

 

Serves 3-4

 

You will need:

 

For the salad

 

1 handful of pitted cherries

200gms/7oz-blanched beans, sliced

3 cups baby spinach

2 tablespoons walnuts

2 tablespoons pomegranate arils

2 tablespoons pepitas

1/4 cup crumbled feta

 

For the dressing

 

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoons pomegranate molasses

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

2 teaspoons maple syrup

 

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Let’s make it:

 

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients together and mix. Pour on dressing and enjoy with fresh bread, or protein of your choice. The perfect side salad to have on Christmas day.