1) Add oil, vinegar, pomegranate juice (if using), salt, pepper, and mustard together in a container with a lid. Shake vigorously prior to use.
1) Toss all salad ingredients together with the exception of the almonds and half of the pomegranate seeds. Just prior to serving, add 2 to 3 tablespoons of the vinaigrette to the salad and toss again. Top with remaining pomegranate seeds and almonds. Enjoy!