I remember the first time I had pomegranate, it was the beginning of a lifelong love affair. Way back when I was a kid (not THAT long ago) the only way to get pomegranate was in the fall and in it’s whole form. There weren’t pomegranate juices or little containers of pomegranate arils ready to eat. Nope. You had to painstakingly remove each little seed for that mouthwatering pop of flavor. Sometimes a single pomegranate would last four days.I would come home after school and pick at it. Oh how lucky we are to be able to skip this step. You can still find me every fall picking out those seeds, but when I find a recipe that calls for the antioxidant packed seeds, I sometimes buy the little packs to save time. Keep reading for some amazing recipes to take advantage of this in season fruit…
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How To Open A Pomegranate 1 of 7Paula of Bell'Alimento made a great video for opening and removing the seeds of a pomegranate. I love that her technique is clean and reduces the amount of pomegranate juice squirting all over myself and the kitchen.
Learn how to open a pomegranate
Spinach, Tangerine, and Fennel Salad With Pomegranate Vinaigrette 2 of 7Pomegrante seeds on top of a salad are a nice way to add some citrus-y punch, this recipe takes it one step further by incorporating the fruit into the dressing.
Make your own Spinach, tangerine, and fennel salad with pomegranate vinaigrette
Brussel Sprouts With Bacon And Pomegranate 3 of 7A perfect combination of earthy, salty, sweet and tart. Prepare your mouth now for heaven.
Make your own Brussels sprouts with bacon and pomegranate
Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes With Pomegranate Glaze 4 of 7This dish is all about what's in season by using both sweet potatoes and pomegranate. I've never thought of combining the two and I'm so glad I found this recipe as their flavors were made to be eaten together.
Make your own oven roasted sweet potatoes with pomegranate glaze
Pomegranate Poached Figs And Ice Cream 5 of 7The sounds so sophisticated, but it's really quite simple and perfect for serving guests or making as a midnight snack!
Make your own pomegranate poached figs and ice cream
Mascarpone Panna Cotta With Pomegranate Syrup In A Jar 6 of 7Mmmm, panna cotta, rich and creamy italian dessert with a layer of sweet and tart pomegranate to balance it out.
Make your own mascarpone panna cotta with pomegranate syrup in a jar
My New Favorite Salad 7 of 7This simple salad with with leafy greens gets a more complex flavor when topped with feta and pomegranate.
Make your own my new favorite salad
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