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12 Delicious Ways to Use Pomegranate Arils

Check out 12 recipes to help you use your pomegranates in new and exciting ways in sweet and savory dishes.
12 Delicious Ways to Use Pomegranate Arils
12 Delicious Ways to Use Pomegranate Arils
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Colder weather is on its way; with it, we welcome holiday cheer and, of course, pomegranates! This delicious tart and tangy fruit are in season from October to February, so make the most of it while you can. Here are 12 delicious ways to use pomegranate arils in your cooking.

How to Open a Pomegranate

Start by cutting off the stem with a paring knife to open a pomegranate. Next, score the sides by cutting the skin between the top and bottom ridges. Make about six evenly spaced cuts around the fruit if you can't feel the ridges. Then, pull it apart with your thumbs. The seeds will fall out easily once the fruit is scored.

1. Put Together a Fall Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

HEALTHYLUNCH

Autumn Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Live Eat Learn

Toss in an array of seasonal, colorful ingredients until an autumny pomegranate salad is born.

2. Bake Some Pomegranate Palmiers

DESSERTBRUNCH

Pomegranate Palmiers

Bon AIPpetit

Put a seasonal twist to the classic palmier cookie, adding a layer of pomegranate spread. They are really great bites to go with tea or coffee.

3. Treat Yourself to Fig, Pomegranate, and Coconut Oatmeal

BREAKFASTBRUNCH

Fig, Pomegranate, and Coconut Oatmeal

Ruskomsnusk

It’s full of lovely vitamins and natural sugar to start your day off right; no need for anything artificial!

4. Get Tipsy on Pomegranate Rum Punch

VEGANVEGETARIAN

Pomegranate Rum Punch

Climbing Grier Mountain

Rum, champagne, orange juice, and pomegranate mixed together make for a delightful cocktail!

5. Make This Green Olive, Walnut & Pomegranate Salad

SALADLUNCH

Green Olive, Walnut & Pomegranate Salad

Alexandra's Kitchen

The walnuts, pistachios, and pomegranate seeds add a nice crunch, flavor, and dimension that a simple salsa doesn’t possess. The dressing perfectly balances sweet, salty, and hot — you will love it.

6. Freeze Up Some Yogurt Bark with Pomegranate & Dark Chocolate

HEALTHYAPPETIZERS

Frozen Yogurt Bark with Pomegranate & Dark Chocolate

Live Eat Learn

This is an easy and healthy snack.

7. Roast Some Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate

HEALTHYLUNCH

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate

Vodka & Biscuits

Crispy fried brussels sprouts tossed with plump pomegranate seeds, toasted pine nuts, ribbons of shaved Parmesan, and a mustard seed vinaigrette - a fantastic fall-flavored side dish.

8. Get Festive with a Cranberry and Pomegranate Mule

DRINKSVEGAN

Cranberry and Pomegranate Mule

SideChef

Put a festive twist on the vintage Moscow Mule by adding some color!

9. Add Pistachios and Pomegranate Arils to a Wheel of Baked Brie

APPETIZERSVEGETARIAN

Baked Brie with Pistachios and Pomegranate Arils

By Gabriella

You can have this elegant-looking dish in 15 minutes.

10. Add Pomegranate Arils to Roasted Acorn Squash & Farro Salad

SALADLUNCH

Roasted Acorn Squash & Pomegranate Farro Salad

Jenessa's Dinners

This is a perfect fall salad - a very balanced dish from the spices of the squash seeds and the sweetness of the pomegranate seeds. The seeds are also a nice textural contrast to the soft farro and squash.

11. Glaze a Roasted Chicken with Hibiscus and Pomegranate

DINNERMAIN DISH

Hibiscus and Pomegranate Roasted Chicken

CaribbeanPot

The natural balance of citrus, hibiscus, and pomegranate is fantastic as a glaze on this festive roasted chicken.

12. Make a Pomegranate Cheesecake

DESSERTVEGETARIAN

Pomegranate Cheesecake

Sweet and Savory by Shinee

Cheesecake has a smooth, creamy texture that is simply irresistible. The pomegranate sauce is not too sweet yet bursting with flavor. It is the perfect finishing touch to this delectable treat.

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