Spring Salad With Pomegranates and Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette

Who says salad has to be boring?  

Even when it is a lean and green, Optavia 5 & 1 low carb recipe! With this decadent, but oh-so-easy combination of flavors, you’ll never look at greens the same way again.  

The tangy, heart-healthy pomegranate is simply sprinkled over the top of the salad and then everything is gently tossed in a ridiculously luscious orange balsamic vinaigrette (again, so easy to make!)

You may think WOAH- Pomegranates? Aren't they fruit and isn't fruit forbidden on program? 

Yes- "technically" high carbohydrate ANYTHING is frowned upon because it throws off the entire chemistry of your diet.

What you need to remember is this: Pomegranates are actually quite low in carbs!  1 Tablespoon of pomegranate seeds is 3 grams of carbs and only 9 calories!

Since you are entitled to have (3) condiments a day that are under 5 grams of carbs each, these qualify. So as you see, they well work within the technical confines of the program.  Just be sure to measure and don't overdo it.

The flavors on this salad are simply incredible.  I promise you're going to love it SO much that you'll want to eat it with every meal!  Which by the way, you could make it a complete Lean and Green dinner simply by adding some grilled chicken, steak or fish seasoned with a little Dash of Desperation Seasoning and you're ready to go!

Happy cooking-


Spring Salad With Pomegranates and Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 Minutes

Servings: 4 Serving 



  1. Place first 4 ingredients in the bottom of a large bowl (big enough to hold the greens) and whisk together to make a smooth vinaigrette.

  2. Add the greens and using salad tongs, "pull" the dressing up through the salad to coat.

  3. Divide into 4 smaller bowls, sprinkle each with 1 T of pomegranate seeds and enjoy!

    Serving Size is 1 1/2 C dressed salad with 1 T pomegranate seeds.  This recipe serves 4.

Nutrition Facts

Optavia Counts Per Serving

0 -  Lean

0 - Leaner

0 - Leanest

3 - Green

2.25 - Condiments

1 - Healthy Fat

Weight Watchers Points
Per Serving

n/a Weight Watchers Points

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Nutritional Data Information:

This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guaran- tee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Very Well Fit. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.