Tangerine, pomegranate seed, and honey salad

Contributed by Preston Maring, MD

Tangerine, pomegranate seed, and honey salad
2009, like any other new year, is going to be a year when you may shed tears of joy or tears of sorrow. In the midst of it all, I trust you will find many reasons to celebrate. When you do, share this perfect sweet, tangy, and crunchy winter salad with friends and family. Happy and wonderful New Year.

Servings: 4


  • Four tangerines, peeled, sliced and seeded ( or better yet, ask your farmer which varieties are seedless)
  • One pomegranate, seeded (cut it in quarters, turn it inside out underwater in a large bowl, then nudge the seeds out of their resting places. They will fall to the bottom of the bowl and the white pithy stuff floats.)
  • 2 Tablespoons honey (I learned from Wendy Small of Small Bees at our market that bees fly two miles in any direction before they return to the hive. The two mile radius her bees navigate have flowers grown without pesticides or fertilizers)


Arrange the tangerine slices on salad plates. Sprinkle them with pomegranate seeds. Drizzle with honey.

Nutrition Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 137
  • Fat: 1gm
  • Saturated fat: 0gm
  • Trans fat: 0 gm
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 34 gm
  • Fiber: 4 gm
  • Sodium: 4 mg
  • Protein: 2 gm