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Healthy Recipe of the Week

Holiday Fennel and Pomegranate Salad

A festive, refreshing, and healthful salad to balance your holiday indulgences!


  • 3 small Fennel Bulbs (thinly sliced)
  • 6 celery Stalks, leaves included (thinly sliced, diagonally)
  • 1 medium shallot (thinly sliced into a half-moon shape)
  • ½ cup Parsley Leaves (chopped)
  • ½ cup Pomegranate Seeds (*may substitute for dried cranberries)
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Black Pepper, to taste


Toss all of the ingredients together and layer on a serving platter. Add some freshly cracked black pepper. Serve immediately.

Yields: 4 – 6 servings






YMCA. (2021, October 26). Recipe: Holiday fennel and pomegranate salad. YMCA of Greater Seattle Blog.

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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