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Superfood: 10 Delicious Pomegranate Recipes

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How to Seed a Pomegranate

Seeding a pomegranate can be a hot mess unless you know what you’re doing.

The delicate seeds produce juice that gets all over the cutting board if you put too much pressure on them, but the fruit’s inner membrane makes it tough to get at those seeds any other way. Luckily, Chef John at Food Wishes worked out a technique to help you seed those pomegranates without making a huge mess of your kitchen. Check it:

Pomegranate seeds are delicious to snack on by themselves, but it’s also fun to mix things up, right?

Pomegranate Recipes

10 Delicious Pomegranate Recipes

1. Pomegranate Molasses Vinaigrette – Sure, you can sprinkle pomegranate seeds right onto your salad, but you can also use it to make a delicious salad dressing.

2. Persian Olive, Walnut, and Pomegranate Tapenade – Dip flat bread or fresh veggies into this yummy, nutrient-rich appetizer.

3. Shiitake and Date Stuffed Baby Eggplant – An orange and pomegranate juice reduction is the star of this hearty main dish.

4. Pomegranate Braised Leeks – Spice up your braised leeks with some pomegranate power!

5. Pomegranate Molasses – You can use pomegranate molasses in all kinds of recipes, from salad dressings and sauces to cocktails.

6. Mango Pomegranate Guacamole – You might not think of fruit as a good addition to guacamole, but sweet mango and tangy pomegranate pair up swimmingly with avocado’s rich flavor.

7. Pomegranate Pilaf – Use veggie stock in place of chicken broth to make this hearty side dish into a vegan recipe.

8. Roasted Red Pepper and Walnut Dip with Pomegranate – This makes a tasty appetizer or a spread for sandwiches.

9. Pomegranate Cosmo – Make your next shindig every so slightly more healthy by spiking your signature cocktail with pomegranate juice. With new research showing that a drink a day might help improve bone health, that pomegranate cocktail might just do you good. In moderation, that is.

10. Roasted Red Onions with Pomegranate, Orange, and Parsley Gremolata – Serve this up as a side dish or on top of a field green salad. Yum!

Do you have a favorite pomegranate recipe? I’d love to hear what you’re cooking with this superfood!

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!


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8:24PM PST on Jan 9, 2014

I read somewhere, don't recall the publication, but it claimed that 3oz. of pomegranate juice daily cleared arteries of harmful plaques in 4 weeks.

1:52PM PDT on Oct 13, 2013

Only had pomegranate once but a couple of these recipes sound really good. Will try to get seeds out into empty bowl first, as I do want o save the juice. Thanks.

3:28PM PDT on Oct 8, 2013

Cool... thanks.

7:05PM PDT on Oct 5, 2013

Thank you.

10:54PM PDT on Oct 3, 2013

Sorry, but I would never waste the juice. If you break it open over an empty bowl, you can save the juice and use it in whatever else for which you are using the seeds.

The seeds and juice make a good salad even better.

12:51PM PDT on Oct 3, 2013


7:41AM PDT on Oct 2, 2013

Great timing for this article - pomegranates are just coming in season!

6:41PM PDT on Oct 1, 2013

Yummy. Thank you for sharing :)

11:23PM PDT on Sep 30, 2013

Thanks for sharing

11:06PM PDT on Sep 30, 2013

/some of those recipes read like a must try!

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