Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday, along with a special note of heartfelt thanks to all of our homebuyers, past and present – we appreciate the opportunity to work with you!

Below is a delicious winter salad recipe we’d like to share

a little bit of sunshine for the colder months ahead.

Pomegranate, Beet, and Blood Orange Salad

Happy Thanksgiving! We’d like to share an awesome recipe with you all for a pomegranate, beet, and blood orange salad.

Pomegranate, Beet, and Blood Orange Salad

  • 4 medium beets
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup water


  • 1/4 cup blood orange juice (from about 1 blood orange)
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses*
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar


  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 blood oranges, peeled, cut into1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds (from one 11-ounce pomegranate)

*A thick pomegranate syrup available at specialty markets and online.  You may also use cranberry juice concentrate as a substitute.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Place beets in roasting pan and toss with 1 tablespoon oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Add 1/4 cup water. Cover pan with foil; roast beets until knife easily pierces center, about 50 minutes. Cool. Peel beets and cut into 1/3-inch-thick wedges.

Whisk orange juice, pomegranate molasses, vinegar, and remaining 2 tablespoons oil in large bowl to blend. Add beets, onion, orange slices, and pomegranate seeds to vinaigrette in bowl; toss. Season salad with salt and pepper.

Yield:  4 servings

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