But first, you deserve to know about this. It is a sharp, refreshing salad that is good any time of year with any meal (how's that for a good recommendation?). I almost called it Arugula Fennel Pomegranate Pistachio Mint Salad, which basically tells you exactly what it is, but is too complicated a name for such a simple salad. The mint and the fennel are what makes this so sharp and refreshing, so they won the competition for pride of place in the name of the salad.
It may not seem it, but this salad is very "Germany". Germans eat a lot of arugula (so much that sometimes I forget the English word for this salad green because Rucola is everywhere). It's a wonderfully nutty/peppery green, and in Germany it is widely available, and seems to be added to every dish that needs a little green punch, from pizza to pasta to fish to chicken. I'm pretty sure arugula made it's way to Germany from it's southern neighbor, Italy. For which I am grateful.
Mint and Fennel Salad
1 large bunch arugula
1 fennel bulb, sliced very thinly
large handful of mint leaves, torn into pieces
handful of dried pomegranate seeds (or fresh pomegranate)
handful of pistachios
squeeze of lemon
drizzle of olive oil
drizzle of balsamic vinegar (or balsamic creme)
1. Combine all the above ingredients in a large salad bowl. Toss and serve! Easy peasy.