Avocado, Pomegranate & Pine Nut Salad

By: Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

The pomegranates were looking amazing at the farmers’ market this weekend again so I’m eating them as a snack, adding them to smoothies and to salads to add extra nutrients, taste and crunch! I always like to include a salad a day and it’s important to consume a wide variety of produce for nutrient variance, keeping it interesting and enjoying what’s in season. Pomegranates are high in vitamin C, vitamin K, fiber, polyphenols, such as ellagitannins and flavonoids and have been regarded for their strong free-radical scavenging abilities along with the reduction in many different types of inflammatory disease. They may offer benefits in the reduction on heart disease, cholesterol and blood pressure.

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  • 1 pomegranate, deseeded (see below)
  • 1 large handful of spinach leaves
  • 1 large handful of arugula (rocket)
  • 1 cucumber, chopped
  • 2 tbsp pepitas
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 avocado, chopped


  • 1 tbsp caramelized balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Prepare pomegranate by following this easy 3-step, no-mess process from the Pomegranate Council, to show you how to de-seed a pomegranate easily.
  2. Chop cucumber and avocado.
  3. Add all salad ingredients into large bowl.
  4. Mix dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.
  5. Toss salad ingredients with dressing to your liking, serve and enjoy!



  • Pomegranate – goji berries, blackcurrants, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries
  • Spinach – kale, lettuce, swiss chard (silverbeet)
  • Arugula – kale, lettuce, swiss chard (silverbeet)
  • Lebanese cucumber – garden or white cucumber, celery
  • Peptitas – sunflower seeds
  • Pine nuts – macadamia, pecans
  • Olive oil – coconut oil, avocado, hemp oil

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Servings: 2

  • Nutrition per serving:
  • Calories470
  • Fat32g
  • Saturated Fat4.5g
  • Cholesterol0mg
  • Sodium55mg
  • Carbohydrates45g
  • Fiber16g
  • Sugars25g
  • Protein 11g

Yields and nutritional information are estimated and will vary depending on produce size and equipment used.

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Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc ND

Claire Georgiou is an Australian Naturopath, Nutritionist and Herbalist who has completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Compl. Medicine) and an Advanced Diploma of Nutrition, Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine. She has more than 14 years of clinical experience specializing in liver disease, autoimmune disease, thyroid conditions, diabetes, insulin resistance, digestive disorders, chronic infections, children’s health, fertility and pregnancy care. Claire consults in private practice in Sydney and also offers consults out of area and is an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Claire has worked closely for many years with Dr. Sandra Cabot, who is known as the “Liver Cleansing Doctor” and has written more than 25 health related books. Claire writes health related articles, creates healthy recipes and is one of the nutritionists who runs our Guided Reboot programs.

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