We established last week that I was not a foodie. The only hope of an epicurean in the family, lies squarely on the shoulders of the boy. He’s eight. Today, at four, he’s meeting a professional tea taster to discuss and sample teas (obviously). He loves blue cheese and shucks his own oysters. For Christmas this year, “Santa” gave him a pomegranate deseeder. Granted, when he unwrapped his gift, he shrugged his shoulders and the look on his face said; “Santa, what the heck? Where’s my Lego? What is this thing?” He came around when I showed him what it was and how to use it. I also told him he would be having pomegranate in his lunch more often now. Call me lazy, but I really don’t enjoy spending 10 minutes deseeding a pomegranate for a lunch box.You’ve never used a deseeder? Let me show you how it works: first you cut your fruit in half, then you place it on the deseeder with the lid on, and then, you WHACK, WHACK, WHACK, the pomegranate with a spoon. That part is very therapeutic. Whack it again, it feels good. With the lid still on, drain the juice to do with what you will. As a last step, you add water and the white skins will float to the top, skim them off the surface, drain the water and voila, pomegranate deseeded! Now on to the recipe.
Baby Bok Choy Salad
- 5 heads of baby bok choy, washed and chopped
- 3 green onions, minced
- half a pomegranate, deseeded
- 1/4 Cup olive oil
- 2 Tbsp Bragg liquid seasoning, or light soya sauce
- 2 Tbsp rice vinegar (I’ve used white vinegar and apple cider vinegar)
- Place the chopped baby bok choy in a salad bowl, sprinkle with green onions and pomegranate seeds. Set aside.
- Whisk the oil, Bragg and vinegar in a small glass container and drizzle over salad. Serve. (I only add the salad dressing to the bowl if I know the whole salad will be eaten, otherwise I let people dress their own salad).
- Enjoy! I know most people crave things like chocolate, but I actually get cravings for this salad. It’s so green, and pretty, and crunchy, and yummy. (and easy!) I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.