I was surprised by how light colored the arils were of the pomegranate I bought at Outpost last weekend. As a pomegranate ripens, the arils fill with juice and become plump, which got me wondering, how do you know when a pomegranate is ripe?
Here's what I found online - "The unripe fruit is exactly round in shape like apple. When ripe, the round shape is changed with the sides slightly become square. This happens due to the arils pressing against the outer wall as they reach maximum juice content."
My standard vinaigrette ratio is to combine a 1/2 tablespoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar and a 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard, which makes enough for two salads. In this case, I used blood orange olive oil and pomegranate balsamic vinegar, but a standard balsamic vinaigrette would also work well with this salad.