• Pomegranate juice is available in many United States supermarkets. If you are unable to find the juice, press pomegranate seeds firmly through a strainer. About 1 cup of seeds will yield a quarter of a cup of juice.
• To seed pomegranates more efficiently, slice off the crown and cut the fruit vertically into sixths and place in a bowl of cold water. Working over a strainer, pop out the seeds by inverting the thick skin. Remove the white membrane and rinse.
• The method for making candied walnuts is not authentic Croatian but rather an easy version that I have favored for years.
• If you are making this salad when pomegranates are not available, a washed and thinly sliced crisp pear makes a good substitute.