Pomegranate Bracelet Salad Ingredients with Cheese
- Hard cheese 200 grams
- Walnuts (peeled) 1 cup
- Pomegranate 1 piece (large)
- 2-4 cloves garlic
- Salt to taste (optional)
- Mayonnaise to taste
- Main ingredients: Pomegranate, Cheese, Nuts
- World Cuisine
Frying pan, deep plate, wooden spatula, salad bowl, glass, kitchen knife, cutting board, tablespoon, grater, garlic press, disposable paper towels.
Preparation of salad "Pomegranate bracelet" with cheese:
Step 1: Prepare the cheese.
Grind cheese on medium or fine grater. It is worth noting that for the preparation of this salad, only hard cheeses are suitable, you can take the usual "Russian" or "Dutch". Be sure to cut off the crust before starting. Sometimes it also does not interfere with wetting the grater with cool water to avoid the ingredient sticking to its surface.
Step 2: Prepare the nuts.
Place the peeled walnuts in a preheated dry pan. Sauté them until light golden brown. The whole process takes about 5 minutes. Attention: do not forget to follow the roast all the time and mix nuts in time.
Pour the kernels of nuts onto disposable paper towels immediately from the pan and wait until they cool to room temperature. Then they will only have to chop into small pieces with a knife.
Step 3: Prepare the pomegranate.
Before cooking, pomegranates, like any other fruit, must be thoroughly washed. Then arm yourself with a deep plate and an apron so as not to stain yourself and the entire kitchen with splashes of juice.
At the top of the pomegranate, make a cut so that the white veins are exposed. For these same veins, make shallow cuts that will go from top to bottom along the entire fruit. Turn the pomegranate with a slice down and, tapping the outside with its tablespoon, knock out the grains. You will see that they immediately begin to jump out with ease.
There is another way in which an incision must be made across the grant, exactly in the middle. Then it is necessary to carefully divide the fruit into two halves with your hands and knock out juicy grains from it.
Step 4: Prepare the garlic.
Peel the garlic cloves and chop in any way that is acceptable to you. For example, you can pass them through the press, cut with a knife or simply grate.
Step 5: Cooking the Salad
This salad must first be mixed, and after that put it on a serving dish. Therefore, pour grated cheese into a deep plate, season it with mayonnaise and sprinkle everything with garlic, mix, add walnuts. Stir again and check to taste for salt. If you still think that you need to add it, then salt the salad. But I usually never do this, since cheese and mayonnaise in combination with garlic are usually quite self-sufficient in this regard.
Place the finished cheese mixture on a ring-shaped serving dish. To do this, place a glass in the center of the plate. In the end, it remains only to sprinkle everything with pomegranate seeds and serve.
Step 6: serve the salad.
Pomegranate bracelet salad with cheese serve as a snack on the festive table. For beauty in the center and around it, you can lay twigs or leaves of fresh greenery. Divide in portions and arrange on a plate such a salad with a special metal spatula.
Enjoy your meal!
- In the summer, you can add a little chopped fresh parsley to this salad.
- It is not necessary to spread the salad in the form of a ring (bracelet). Depending on the holiday, you can give it any shape, for example, horseshoes or eights.
- If you do not like pomegranates, then you can do without it. In this case, do not mix walnuts with cheese and mayonnaise, but sprinkle them with a ready-made salad.