Pomegranates are not only beautiful fruit with their vibrant red colour and unique texture, but they are also packed with nutrients and antioxidants.
Adding pomegranates to your meals is a great way to boost your dishes’ flavour and health benefits.
Here are the top 10 recipes with pomegranates to try out:
Add a tangy twist to your favourite guacamole recipe by adding pomegranate seeds. The sweetness of the seeds complements the richness of the avocado, making for a delicious and unique dip.
|2 ripe avocados||Cut avocados in half, remove pits, and scoop flesh into a bowl.|
|1/2 cup pomegranate seeds||Add pomegranate seeds, red onion, cilantro, jalapeño, and garlic to the bowl.|
|1/4 cup diced red onion||Squeeze lime juice over the mixture.|
|1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro||Mash avocado and mix all ingredients with a fork until well combined.|
|1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced||Season with salt and pepper to taste.|
|1 garlic clove, minced||Serve immediately with tortilla chips or as a topping for tacos, nachos, or salads.|
|Juice of 1 lime|
|Salt and pepper to taste|
Pomegranate and Beet Salad
Combine roasted beets with pomegranate seeds, goat cheese, and arugula for a refreshing and nutritious salad. The pomegranates’ sweetness balances the beets’ earthiness, creating a delicious and colourful dish.
|3-4 medium-sized beets, trimmed and peeled||1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).|
|1/2 cup pomegranate seeds||2. Cut the beets into small, bite-sized pieces and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.|
|1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese||3. Drizzle the beets with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.|
|2 cups arugula||4. Roast the beets in the preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, or until tender.|
|2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil||5. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper.|
|1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar||6. Combine the roasted beets, pomegranate seeds, goat cheese, and arugula in a large bowl.|
|Salt and pepper to taste||7. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss until well combined.|
|8. Serve immediately and enjoy!|
Pomegranate Glazed Chicken
Marinate chicken breasts in pomegranate juice, honey, and soy sauce, then grill for a delicious and flavorful meal. The pomegranate glaze adds a tangy sweetness to the chicken, making it a crowd-pleaser.
|4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts||1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).|
|1/2 cup pomegranate juice||2. Season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper.|
|1/4 cup honey||3. Whisk together the pomegranate juice, honey, Dijon mustard, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.|
|1 tablespoon Dijon mustard||4. Heat the olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.|
|2 cloves garlic, minced||5. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until browned.|
|1 teaspoon dried thyme||6. Pour the pomegranate glaze over the chicken breasts.|
|Salt and pepper to taste||7. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 20-25 minutes, until the chicken is cooked and the glaze is bubbly and thickened.|
|1 tablespoon olive oil||8. Remove the skillet from the oven and let the chicken rest for 5 minutes before serving.|
|1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, for garnish||9. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve with your favorite side dishes.|
Pomegranate and Feta Flatbread
Top a flatbread with crumbled feta cheese, pomegranate seeds, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze for a quick and easy appetizer or meal. The combination of salty and sweet flavours is irresistible.
|1 pre-made flatbread or pizza crust||1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).|
|1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese||2. Brush the flatbread or pizza crust with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.|
|1/2 cup pomegranate seeds||3. Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese over the flatbread or pizza crust.|
|1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley||4. Add the pomegranate seeds and chopped fresh parsley to the feta cheese.|
|2 tablespoons honey||5. Drizzle the honey and balsamic glaze over the flatbread or pizza crust.|
|1 tablespoon balsamic glaze||6. Bake the flatbread or pizza in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.|
|Salt and pepper to taste||7. Remove the flatbread or pizza from the oven and let it cool for 2-3 minutes.|
|1 tablespoon olive oil||8. Slice the flatbread or pizza and serve immediately.|
Mix up your classic margarita recipe by adding a splash of pomegranate juice. The sweet and tart flavor of the pomegranate complements the tequila and lime, creating a refreshing and festive drink.
|1/2 cup pomegranate juice||1. If desired, rim a glass with salt by rubbing the rim with a lime wedge and dipping it in salt.|
|1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice||2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice cubes.|
|1/4 cup silver tequila||3. Add pomegranate juice, lime juice, tequila, and agave nectar or simple syrup to the shaker.|
|2 tablespoons agave nectar or simple syrup||4. Shake the ingredients vigorously for 20-30 seconds.|
|Salt for rimming (optional)||5. Strain the margarita into the prepared glass filled with ice.|
|Ice cubes||6. Garnish with pomegranate seeds and a lime wedge.|
|Pomegranate seeds and lime wedges for garnish|
Combine chopped pomegranate seeds, diced tomatoes, jalapenos, and cilantro for a fresh and flavorful salsa. Serve with tortilla chips or as a topping for tacos or grilled meats.
|1 cup pomegranate seeds||1. Combine the pomegranate seeds, red onion, jalapeno pepper, and cilantro in a medium bowl.|
|1 small red onion, finely chopped||2. Add the lime juice and stir until well combined.|
|1 small jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped||3. Season with salt and pepper to taste.|
|1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro||4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.|
|2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice||5. Serve the pomegranate salsa with tortilla chips.|
|Salt and pepper to taste|
|Tortilla chips for serving|
Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Crostini
Spread goat cheese on toasted baguette slices, then top with pomegranate seeds and a drizzle of honey for a delicious and elegant appetizer. The combination of flavors and textures is sure to impress.
|1 baguette, sliced into thin rounds||1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).|
|4 ounces goat cheese, softened||2. Place the baguette slices with olive oil on a baking sheet.|
|1/2 cup pomegranate seeds||3. Bake the baguette slices in the oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly toasted.|
|1/4 cup honey||4. In a small bowl, mix the goat cheese with salt and pepper to taste.|
|Salt and pepper to taste||5. Spread a generous amount of the goat cheese mixture on each baguette slice.|
|Olive oil for brushing||6. Sprinkle the pomegranate seeds on top of the goat cheese.|
|7. Drizzle honey over the crostini.|
|8. Serve immediately.|
Pomegranate and Pistachio Couscous
Add pomegranate seeds and chopped pistachios to cooked couscous for a flavorful and nutritious side dish. The sweet and nutty flavours pair perfectly with the fluffy and tender couscous.
|1 cup couscous||1. Bring the chicken or vegetable broth to a boil in a medium saucepan.|
|1 cup chicken or vegetable broth||2. Add the couscous and stir to combine.|
|1/4 cup pomegranate seeds||3. Cover the saucepan and remove from heat. Let it stand for 5-7 minutes until the liquid is absorbed.|
|1/4 cup shelled pistachios||4. Whisk the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.|
|1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley||5. Fluff the cooked couscous with a fork and transfer it to a large bowl.|
|2 tablespoons olive oil||6. Add the pomegranate seeds, pistachios, parsley, and dressing to the couscous. Toss to combine.|
|1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice||7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.|
|Salt and pepper to taste||8. Serve warm or at room temperature.|
Pomegranate and Ginger Glazed Salmon
Brush salmon fillets with pomegranate juice, ginger, and honey, then bake for a healthy and delicious meal. The pomegranate and ginger add a unique and flavorful twist to the classic salmon dish.
|4 salmon fillets, skin removed||1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).|
|Salt and pepper to taste||2. Season the salmon fillets with salt and pepper.|
|1/4 cup pomegranate juice||3. Whisk together the pomegranate juice, honey, soy sauce, ginger, and garlic in a small bowl.|
|2 tablespoons honey||4. Heat the olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat.|
|2 tablespoons soy sauce||5. Add the salmon fillets to the skillet, skin side down.|
|1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger||6. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the skin is crispy, then flip the salmon fillets over.|
|2 cloves garlic, minced||7. Pour the pomegranate and ginger glaze over the salmon fillets.|
|1 tablespoon olive oil||8. Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven and bake for 10-12 minutes until the salmon is cooked.|
|9. If desired, serve the salmon with additional pomegranate seeds and a glaze drizzle.|
Pomegranate Chocolate Bark
Melt dark chocolate and top with pomegranate seeds, chopped pistachios, and sea salt for a delicious and decadent dessert. Combining sweet and salty flavours and the crunch of the seeds and nuts makes for a perfect treat.
|12 ounces dark chocolate, chopped||1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.|
|1/2 cup pomegranate seeds||2. Melt the chopped dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water, stirring occasionally.|
|1/4 cup shelled pistachios||3. Once the chocolate is melted, remove the bowl from the heat and let it cool for a few minutes.|
|Sea salt flakes||4. Pour the melted chocolate onto the prepared baking sheet and spread it evenly with a spatula.|
|5. Sprinkle the pomegranate seeds and pistachios over the chocolate.|
|6. Sprinkle sea salt flakes over the top.|
|7. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes or until the chocolate has hardened.|
|8. Once the chocolate is set, break it into pieces with a sharp knife or by hand.|
|9. Store the Pomegranate Chocolate Bark in an airtight container in the refrigerator.|
These are just some of the top recipes with delicious and nutritious pomegranates. Whether you’re looking for a savoury or sweet dish, incorporating pomegranates into your meals is a great way to add flavour and health benefits.