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Horizontal image of a white bowl with lettuce, orange segments, pomegranate seeds, and crumbles of cheese on a red striped towel.

Lemony Green Salad with Fruit and Savory Granola

  • Author: Fanny Slater
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


A beautiful balance of leafy greens, sweet and bright fruit, creamy goat cheese, and crunchy sumac-laced granola, this is a salad to savor.


  • Zest of 1 large lemon (about 1 tablespoon)
  • Juice of 1 large lemon (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper, plus more for serving
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 ounces mixed greens, such as arugula, spinach, and baby romaine (about 4 cups, packed)
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 mandarin oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup Savory Granola


  1. Whisk together the lemon zest and juice, maple syrup, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper in a large salad bowl. Whisking as you pour, stream in the olive oil and stir until the dressing is fully combined.
  2. Add the greens, pomegranate seeds, oranges, and goat cheese. Toss to combine. Season to taste with additional salt, and then divide among bowls.
  3. Garnish with savory granola and additional freshly cracked pepper if desired before serving.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: No-Cook
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Keywords: lemon, arugula, granola, pomegranate