when i found out i was hosting a last minute feast last night i had about an hour or so to prepare.

let me stress this. an hour.

i had no plan.

no ideas.


a last minute trip to the store produced a pomegranate, fish for the vegetarians, a steak,  mushrooms and a lime.

these people weren’t in for anything special. it was going to be a last minute free for all…and then this happened…


a quick salad full of herbs, cucumbers, scallions and pomegranate seeds.

a spin on a classic.

easy. a quick chop, a quick shake of the dressing. toss it all together. there you have it.

something a little different. something fun. and something i will be making at my next bbq.

cucumber pomegranate salad

  • 1 large seedless cucumber
  • 2 scallions
  • handful of mixed herbs
  • 1 pomegranate


  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 tbl cider vinegar
  • 1 tbl honey
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1tsp sugar
  • pinch of salt
  1. cut your cucumber in half then cut length wise. chop into half coins. 
  2. clean and chop scallions and herbs (i used parsley, anise and dill).
  3. split pomegranate in half and dig out seeds.
  4. add all to a bowl and toss.
  5. add all dressing ingredients to a jar, shake and pour over salad. toss and let it rest for at least 20 minutes.

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