Pomegranates are one of the most DELICIOUS harbingers of Fall. Those glorious ruby arils (seeds) bring POP to any recipe, plus lots of color! Pomegranates also have incredible anti-oxidant benefits and are heart healthy. Think Pink (hot pink) with Pomegranate and eat them for better breast health too. Doesn’t that make you want to eat more? Pomegranate arils can also create Festive Food for the holidays … Christmas, Valentine’s Day.
I kicked off some of my Fall recipes with a Chopped Kale Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash and Pomegranates – the flavorful acidic burst was a perfect complement. Some of my other Fall Pomegranate Power recipes are:
Look for pomegranate arils in your produce section or grab a pomegranate and peel your own. WARNING – pomegranates stain. Like permanent stain so peeling them over a sink and having a bowl handy when peeling is a good idea.
Pomegranates are going to be featured in my 22 Days of Mindful Eating online program with a Pomegranate meditation and some very special recipes. Until then, I invite you to bask in the Pomegranate Power of the recipes below from some awesome food bloggers! Pop by and leave them a nice comment!
Cheers to Pomegranate!
Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Truffles from Amy’s Healthy Baking
Cous Cous Salad with Pomegranate & Mint from The Kitchen is My Playground
Bulgur Wheat Salad with Pomegranate + Walnut from An Edible Mosaic
Pomegranate and Lime Chicken Thighs from The View from Great Island
Pomegranate Fortune Cookies from What Jew Wanna Eat
Pomegranate Whipped Cream Cheesecake from Its Yummi
Pomegranate Mimosa from Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
Spiced Pomegranate Cider Cocktail from Snappy Gourmet
Homemade grenadine from Cupcake Project
Pomegranate Orange Spritzer from Dizzy, Busy and Hungry
Pomegranate Blueberry Banana Smoothie from A Cedar Spoon
Pomegranate Glazed Ham from The Domestic Front
Pomegranate Cupcakes – Gluten Free and Vegan from Petite Allergy Treats
Tropical Mix Fruit Jam with Pomegranates from Masala Herb
Pomegranate and Goat Cheese Salad from Cook the Story
Good Morning Smoothie with Pomegranate from Always Order Dessert
Guacamole w/ Pomegranate & Mango from Always Order Dessert
Pomegranate Dark Chocolate Tart from Eat the Love
Watermelon and Pomegranate Gazpacho (bonus: Pom Snow Cones) from The Heritage Cook
brussels sprouts with pomegranate seeds from Nutmeg Nanny
Baked Eggnog French Toast with Sauteed Pears and Pomegranates from Little Ferraro Kitchen