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Our 7 Favorite Ways to Eat Pomegranates

January  8, 2014

Largely misunderstood in the fruit world as being tedious and enigmatic, the pomegranate's nourishing ruby seeds are worth every effort. Whether used fresh, as juice, or molasses, their sweet, tangy punch is a fitting -- albeit surprising -- complement to more than just your breakfast smoothie. Spice up your superfood game with 7 out-of-the-box recipes that have the power to change the pomegranate's image for good. 

Yogurt Pancakes with Pomegranate by SmallKitchCara

Yogurt Pancakes with Pomegranate

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Pomegranate Roast Lamb by Savour

Pomegranate Roast Lamb


Pomegranate Roasted Carrots by Melissa Clark

Pomegranate Roasted Carrots


Iranian/Persian Fesenjoon (Walnut and Pomegranate Dish) with Rice by cookingProf

Iranian/Persian Fesenjoon (walnut and pomegranate dish) with Rice


Arugula, Pear and Goat Cheese Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette by brigidc

Arugula, Pear and Goat Cheese Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette


Honey-Pomegranate Mulled Wine by Dinner was Delicious

Honey-Pomegranate Mulled Wine


Chocolate Pomegranate Truffles by Madhuja

Chocolate Pomegranate Truffles


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Ellen F. January 29, 2014
Pom juice is very nutritious but many people are perplexed at actually juicing one! It's too easy…..
lalf January 12, 2014
Here's another great one to try with pomegranates: Roasted pink radishes & carrots with balsamic vinegar & rosemary. Link:
Abby @. January 11, 2014
I like to seed pomegranates.. Maybe I'm weird lol. I love them in salads and also just eating them out of a bowl with a spoon!
Also try them as an ice cream topping--so so good, and much healthier than sprinkles ;)
Metta L. January 8, 2014
A friend at New Years was drinking a Manhattan with pomegranate seeds instead of cherry and frankly it was genius. Delish.
Kate January 8, 2014
It's going to be the year of the pomegranate! :) Thanks so much — this collection was the kick in the butt I needed to deseed the pomegranate sitting on my counter.