Why do pumpkin seeds, or pepitas, get all the love? Over there, in the fruit section, you'll find another equally delicious and just as versatile seed. We're talking about the pomegranate. Pomegranate seeds are juicy, sweet, and stunning. Those ruby red jewels glisten when tucked into salads, folded into yogurts, or just floating in a cocktail. They're also chock full of antioxidants, making them a healthy add in to any dish. Here are some of our fave recipes to use up the seeds and the juice. Enjoy!
If you find sweet potato soup a little too sweet, this soup is for you. Teamed with citrusy sumac, sour pomegranate, aromatic cilantro, and crunchy roasted peanuts, it's what a bowl of fun should look like! Try this Sweet Potato, Sumac, and Pomegranate With Roasted Peanuts, Cilantro and Lime, you won't be disappointed.
You don't have to use pomegranates in only sweet dishes, here they're used in beautiful and delicious persimmon and pork tacos! Tortillas are drizzled with a honey and pomegranate sauce, topped with slow cooked and tender shredded pork, and served with a grilled persimmon salad topped with pomegranate vinaigrette. Pomegranate seeds are.. everywhere!
This whiskey punch is inspired by sangria - and you should mix it up by the pitcher full. It's got a citrusy tang from orange, lemon, and lime balanced by sweet ruby red pomegranate and deep smokey whiskey. Top it off with Sprite for bubbles and pomegranate seeds for a pleasant bite.
This bruschetta is everything you want in a quick appetizer. The toast is topped with creamy fresh mozzarella, a sweet pomegranate syrup, and herbal and aromatic basil. It's sweet, bright, and fresh.
This salad is light, quick, and filling. It makes a great starter to any summer supper or side to any potluck (nothing will spoil in the heat here). It's a mix of crisp kale, crunchy apple, and pomegranate seeds tossed in a tart apple cider vinegar and Dijon dressing.
Start your day with a creamy smoothie that feels lux but is totally good for you. This smoothie has pasteurized eggs for creaminess and protein and canned pumpkin and a whole apple for fiber and antioxidants. Pomegranate juice adds a tart sweetness. It's an all-around win for your health, your taste buds, and your waistline.
Pomegranate seeds are a great way to add crunch to a dish and the juice adds a brightness and sweetness. Here the juice is used to make a sweet sticky syrupy molasses drizzled over brussels sprouts and the dish is topped with seeds. It's a wonderful play on textures and sweet and savory flavors.