Cauliflower & Pomegranate Salad


With this salad, light and coloured, I wish you all a New Year of prosperity and new vegan recipes 🙂

extra virgin olive oil
balsamic vinegar

Clean, wash and boil the cauliflower. Remove seeds from the pomegranate and set them aside; slice the pickled gherkins, shell the walnuts.
Mix everything and season with olive oil, salt and balsamic vinegar.

Free doses, according to the tastes of the moment. Pomegranates are about to end (at least, those that come from my tree) even though, after picked, they last for quite a while. I still wanted to prepare a recipe with pomegranate, for its good wishing meaning.
Given its significance, I think it’s a dish suitable for the New Year’s Eve; in fact, from ancient times, the pomegranate was given the good wishing meaning of fertility and wealth.
Brides of ancient Rome adorned their hair with the branches of the plant, as a sign of fertility and prosperity.
In Turkey, during the celebration of the marriage, a pomegranate is thrown to the ground, as it’s believed that the bride will have as many children as are the seeds that come from the split fruit.
In Dalmatia, tradition demands that the groom plants a pomegranate tree, taken from his father-in-law’s garden, in his own garden.
For the Indian tradition, pomegranate juice fights infertility.
For Christians, the open pomegranate was the symbol of Jesus’ infinite love.
Even in the Old Testament, the pomegranate is synonymous with fertility and abundance, and of God’s blessing, embroidered on Aaron’s dresses for sacred functions (Moses’ elder brother, who followed him in the desert and the Sinai), and carved on the capitals of the palace of Solomon, king of Israel.
I’ve got most of these curious info about the pomegranate from the company “Sardinia in campo” ‘s website.

Chef: from VeganBlog

  1. ascanio 30 December 2010 at 11:48

    I LOVE pomegranate! This recipe is great, perfect as you said for New Year’s Eve. I didn’t know all those things about pomegranate, I just knew that it’s good-wishing. But I didn’t know that this belief was so wide spread. Something about this good-luck must be true, then 🙂

  2. Mimi 31 December 2010 at 16:20

    How wonderful and colors .. They think so much but this summer when vegetables and fruit is a typical winter .. Beautiful and delicious 🙂

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