Pomegranates are an ancient fruit.
Symbolic of love, the tender, tiny pearl-like arils were one of the original fruits of Venus.
For a Valentine's Day luncheon à deux they're perfect enough on their own, but paired with walnuts, gorgonzola and cream cheese, and scooped up in romaine lettuce leaves they're sublime.
This delicious and simple Valentine's Day lunch is inspired by a favorite appetizer of our friends, Betty and John, whose long and happy marriage is an inspiration.
If you're using frozen pomegranate arils, combine ingredients ahead of time, otherwise toss them up right at lunchtime.
We would normally include Belgian endive, which can be harder to find and more expensive than romaine lettuce. Increase the sweetness factor by using candied walnuts.
Pack it up in our Portion Perfect Weight Loss Bentos in Clear and Turquoise, and tote it in our Cooler Bag, which easily fits the two bentos and a cool pack.