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!

 

25 recipes to enjoy during pomegranate season

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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

Pomegranate Hummus

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

 

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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