I thought that pomegranates were intimidating for the longest time. Seriously, those puppies don’t look easy to get into, do they? But after stumbling across so many delicious looking recipes involving pomegranate, I finally decided to hit up the internet for some help with cutting and de-seeding a pomegranate. See a helpful tutorial here.
(By the way, the seeds, or arils, can actually be stored in freezer bags and kept frozen for up to a year.)
After I mastered that little technique, I tried some recipes with pomegranate at long last, and, before I knew it, I was adding pomegranate arils to basically all of my meals and snacks.
Luckily, going overboard isn’t a bad thing, as pomegranates are high in antioxidants, can help to prevent plaque, have cancer-fighting properties, and can even curb the appetite.
The average pomegranate season runs from September through January, so there’s still plenty of time to enjoy these recipes!
Pomegranate Cottage Cheese Oats
Banana Pomegranate Muffins
Greek Yogurt Pancakes with Pomegranates
Blueberry Pomegranate Smoothie
Butternut Squash, Pomegranate, and Goat Cheese Crostini
5-Ingredient Pear Pomegranate Salsa
Creamy Kabocha Sweet Potato Pomegranate Soup
Caramelized Butternut, Crispy Kale and Fontina Pizza (with Pomegranate Salsa)
Sweet and Sticky Pomegranate Chicken
Pomegranate Balsamic Dressing
Pomegranate Quinoa Salad
The Perfect Overnight Kale Salad
Pear Pomegranate Spinach Salad
Pomegranate, Kale, and Wild Rice Salad with Walnuts and Feta
Avocado Pomegranate Grilled Cheese
Stuffed Chicken Breast with Goat Cheese Pomegranates & Balsamic Reduction
Coconut Oat Crusted Chicken Nuggets & Two Pomegranate Sauces
Strawberry, Blueberry, and Pomegranate Fruit Roll-Ups
Homemade Strawberry Pomegranate Applesauce
Homemade Pomegranate Syrup
Pomegranate White Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Pomegranate Cheesecake with Clementine Gelato
Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Truffles