21 Glorious Pomegranate Recipes to Make Right Now

pomegranate recipes

21 delicious pomegranate recipes that display this vibrant fruit in all its glory.

Originating in the Middle East, the pomegranate has been cultivated since ancient times. Today this glorious red fruit finds its way into cuisines around the world, from Afghanistan to the United States. It’s found in cocktails, soups and more which is good news for our health. Full of vitamin B, folic acid and potassium, the pomegranate is a versatile superfood.

Having trouble seeding your pomegranates? The trick is to do it a bowl of water. Now, onto a collection of recipes so you can eat as much pomegranate as possible.

21 Glorious Pomegranate Recipes

1. Āsh ‘eh Anar – Pomegranate Soup

Let’s kick this list of pomegranate recipes off with something exotic, shall we? A popular Persian soup made with pomegranate syrup, yellow split peas, mint and spices, this dish can be made vegetarian or with homemade meatballs.

2. Pomegranate Guacamole

The bright green of a ripe avocado pairs perfectly with the deep red of the pomegranate seeds in this fresh appetizer.

3. Pomegranate Glazed Green Beans & Portobellos

If you’re in need of a creative side dish for the upcoming holiday season, this could be it. Forget the standard green bean casserole and fix this pomegranate-glazed marvel instead.

4. Pomegranate Molasses

Pomegranate-flavored molasses can be used for a variety of things (hello pancakes!), and it’s easy to make yourself.

5. Pomegranate Yogurt Bowl

Light and fresh, this is one of the easiest pomegranate recipes you’ll find. Use it to make a tasty breakfast that you can top off with some raw seeds or granola.

6. Sparkling Pomegranate and Prosecco Cocktail

Need a good festive drink for the holiday season? Make your own pomegranate syrup with pomegranate juice and sugar and add it to a flute of Prosecco or other sparkling wine.

7. No-Bake Chocolate Pomegranate Tart

A thick and creamy chocolate tart topped with pomegranate seeds, what’s not to love?

8. Beet, Orange and Pomegranate Salad

Doused in a chipotle dressing, this is one of my favorite pomegranate recipes, packed with antioxidants and good flavors.

9. Toast with Peanut Butter and Pomegranate Seeds

Forget jelly, why not pair your favorite nut butter with actual fruit? This is a simple and healthy snack that can be created in minutes.

pomegranate cocktail

10. Pomegranate and Ginger Spritzer

No list of pomegranate recipes would be complete without a beverage. This is a refreshing drink that can be spruced up with local liquor, or enjoyed as a non-alcoholic alternative.

11. Cauliflower-Feta Fritters with Pomegranate

These savory fritters are the perfect vegetarian comfort food, spiced with a little bit of lemon zest and pepper flakes.

12. Pomegranate Walnut Relish

This relish goes well as a side to fish, on top of quinoa,or served as an appetizer with crackers.

13. Creamy Barley with Coconut and Pomegranate Seeds

Made with coconut milk, this vegan dish is a warm breakfast for a cold autumn morning.

kale salad

14. Chopped Kale Salad with Pomegranate and Avocado

Kale and pomegranate are an excellent base for a simple, healthy salad. With the addition of avocado, you’ll want two portions.

15. Pomegranate Orange Muffins

Made with oats, these dense muffins are destined to be enjoyed with your morning coffee.

16. Moroccan Roasted Beets with Pomegranate Seeds

With a balsamic glaze, you’ll want to make a double batch of this recipe just so that you’ll have leftovers.


17. Raw Vegan Chocolate Pomegranate “Cheese” Cake

Made completely free of dairy, this is a flavorful and decadent dessert you can feel good about indulging in.

18. Grilled Eggplant with Pomegranate Seeds, Mint, and Feta

Pomegranate seeds top off a smoky grilled eggplant in this dish that works great as a side or a main.

19. Cocoa Nib & Pomegranate Overnight Oats

These overnight oats are made with almond milk and flaxseeds. Prep it overnight and have a healthy breakfast ready when you wake up.

20. Pomegranate, Basil and Queso Fresco Salsa

Tomato salsa is so yesterday. Serve this delicious blend with chips or crackers instead.

21. Pomegranate Chutney

Need one more thing to do with those pomegranate seeds? Make your own chutney.

Related on EcoSalon: 

21 Fig Recipes to Make Right Now

21 Apple Recipes

Images: David Goehring, Chaundra, Amelia Crook, chany crystal

Anna Brones

Anna Brones is a food + travel writer with a love for coffee and bikes. She is the author of The Culinary Cyclist and Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break. Catch her weekly column, Foodie Underground.