Salads, salads, salads ... There are so many of them that when it comes time to cook something tasty to the table, it's hard to decide right away. Say, for example, salad “Olivier”. We all know this salad since childhood, and we cannot even imagine a New Year's table without the king of all salads, His Majesty “Olivier”.
No matter how hard he tries to step on his heels with new works of cooking, his original taste is still irreplaceable. Recently, many interpretations have been invented for the preparation of this salad, but each of them still has much in common with the original.
Recently, “Pomegranate Salad” has become quite popular, and more and more often it can be found not only at a ceremonial table at a party, but also on the menu of chic restaurants. There is nothing strange in this, because humanity is always drawn to the new, and the interesting taste and unique aftertaste of “Pomegranate Salad” makes it every time dearer and more familiar. For those who have not tried to cook it or for some reason do not dare to begin this process, today we will try to explain step-by-step all the stages of its preparation, as well as learn some of the secrets of its preparation from the world's best chefs.
Recipe 1: Chicken Pomegranate Salad
- boiled chicken meat;
- Onions - 1 pc .;
- boiled potatoes - 4 pcs .;
- hard boiled eggs - 5 pcs .;
- boiled beets - 2-3 pcs .;
- walnut kernels - 2 handfuls,
- pomegranate fruit.
So, clean all the boiled vegetables and eggs. Cut them into small cubes. Pile two handfuls of walnut kernels in a dry frying pan and dry them for a few minutes. You can do it in the oven, but do not forget to make sure that they are not burnt. Then put them on the work surface and chop into large pieces. Boiled chicken breast also cut into cubes.
Now we will clean the onion and cut it into cubes. Strike with boiling water and rinse under cold water. Thus, all the specific bitterness of onions will go away. It remains only to clear the pomegranate and disassemble it by grains.
Now the main process begins - collect the salad! At the bottom of the salad bowl lay out a layer of chicken meat. Cover it with a layer of onion and grease with mayonnaise. Usually, after I smear mayonnaise, I stop for a few minutes (5 minutes) so that the mayonnaise can get acquainted with the lower layers of products. Then lay out a layer of potatoes, and on top we will cover with a layer of chopped eggs. And again - mayonnaise. Now you need to lay out a layer of walnuts, and rub them on a layer of boiled beets. We proceed to the main procedure - apply mayonnaise with a thin layer and cover it with pomegranate seeds! The assembly is over, and you can decorate your salad from above on your own. We will send it proudly on the shelf of the refrigerator, where it will be well stretched, all its ingredients will finally get to know each other in order to appear before the guests in a single, interesting and unique bouquet of taste, which will leave behind not less unique aftertaste.
Recipe 2: Pomegranate Salad with Chicken
Now we cook pomegranate salad without potatoes. As a result of our creations, we will have a tasty, light, low-calorie and fresh salad with an incredible taste.
- boiled beets - 1 pc .;
- Chicken breast - 1-2 pcs .;
- Fresh carrot - 2 pcs .;
- walnut kernels - 1-2 handfuls;
- garlic - to taste;
- mayonnaise and pomegranate.
For its preparation, I want to recommend you to use a wide serving plate, in the middle of which put a bottle. As a result of the formation of lettuce, we get, therefore, an interesting form.
So, let's begin. Peel the beets and rub it on a coarse grater. Set aside, and after letting go of her juice a little, wring her out with your hands (just remember to put rubber gloves on your hands, otherwise you will not wash your hands). Salt to taste and spice, if desired, you can add a little coriander. The second layer in our salad will be chicken. Previously we need to chop the boiled chicken breast into cubes and carefully lay the layer. Then we will lay out finely chopped walnut kernels and grease with a layer of mayonnaise. I recommend you mix mayonnaise with garlic or other spices that have been passed through the press at your discretion. The taste of the salad at the same time will be a little piquant. Now on a layer of mayonnaise lay out grated young carrots. Boil it is not necessary. Smear the prepared mayonnaise and spread the pomegranate grains on top. Try to pick a pomegranate with beautiful bright seeds to make the salad look beautiful.
And now we will carefully, rotating, pick a bottle from the middle, and move the salad to the shelf of the fridge so that all the ingredients are well soaked with each other and create a bright shade of taste.
Recipe 3: Pomegranate salad with chicken and walnut
Now we will try to cook pomegranate salad with smoked chicken meat.
- smoked breast or thigh,
- hard cheese - 150-200 grams;
- potatoes - 3-4 pcs .;
- Beet - 3-4 pcs .;
- walnut - 2 handfuls;
- boiled chicken egg - 3-4 pcs .;
- garlic - 2-3 tooth;
- 2 bunches of parsley or dill;
- pomegranate - 1 pc .;
Prepare a beautiful, wide serving dish and a water bottle again. Let's collect the salad. Cut chicken meat into cubes. Cut greens and add mayonnaise. Mix well and place the first layer of salad around the bottle. The next layer will be boiled and diced potatoes mixed with mayonnaise. Now we rub a boiled carrot on a grater and mix with mayonnaise - lay out the fourth layer. We chop walnut kernels, mix them with mayonnaise and grated boiled beets - this will be the fifth layer of our salad. At this stage, we carefully pull out the bottle and richly sprinkle the salad with pomegranate seeds. Now we will send our salad in the fridge for 2 hours and we can already serve. The combination of taste in this “garnet bracelet” is just great.
Pomegranate salad with chicken - secrets and useful tips from the best chefs
- To make the salad beautiful and appetizing, it is better to use pomegranate with bright dark red and juicy grains. On top of it you can still sprinkle with a small amount of finely chopped dill.
- You can use not only boiled or smoked meat for salad, but also fried.
- For the savor of the taste of the salad, we recommend using homemade mayonnaise, in the preparation process of which you can add any ingredients you prefer.