Appetizers, Lunch

Caramelized Date & Citrus Salad with Vegan Feta & Pomegranate Vinaigrette

April 18, 2023

Caramelized Date & Citrus Salad with Vegan Feta & Pomegranate Vinaigrette

My must-have salad recipe from my ABC News demo is here! Step up your appetizer or meal prep game with my ✨Caramelized Date & Citrus Salad with Vegan Feta & Pomegranate Vinaigrette✨that is as good (or even better) than it looks! The oven-roasted dates get perfectly caramelized and crispy, complementing the creamy vegan feta and crunchy seeds & nuts!


  • 2 cups arugula
  • 2 cups baby kale
  • pitted medjool dates
  • feta or vegan feta I like Trader Joe’s brand
  • 1 carra carra orange sliced
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds

For the Toasted Turmeric Honey Almonds (8 servings):

  • ½ cup unsalted raw almonds chopped
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp cayenne optional for heat
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp olive oil

For the Pomegranate Balsamic Dressing 8 servings:

  • cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup pomegranate juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
  • Salt and pepper


  • Slice the medjool dates in quarters and broil on parchment paper for 3 minutes until slightly crispy and caramelized.
  • Toss the almonds in the honey, cayenne (optional), olive oil & turmeric.
  • Lay almonds on a lined baking sheet and bake at 350F for 10-12 minutes, until the dates are glistening but still a little soft and the nuts are dry and toasty.
  • Combine all dressing ingredients and set aside.
  • Assemble salad with arugula, dates, vegan feta, carra carra orange, pumpkin seeds & honey turmeric almonds.
  • Top with Pomegranate Balsamic Dressing.
  • Enjoy!