13 Tasty Pomegranate Recipes

These pomegranate recipes are the best ways to enjoy this vibrant fruit! Try everything from salads to cocktails to smoothies.

Pomegranate seeds

There’s not much better than the vibrant crunch of ruby-red pomegranate seeds, is there? This bright fuchsia fruit has a beautiful sweet tart flavor: and it’s a great healthy fruit to eat more of. There are so many ways to use pomegranate seeds in recipes. But to be honest: we like them best by the handful!

Here are all the best pomegranate recipes to make with these tasty seeds! Add them to salads as a crunchy confetti, throw them into smoothies, make a brilliant topping for desserts, or even make fresh homemade pomegranate juice. Pomegranate syrup is even a trick to great cocktails.

And now…the best pomegranate recipes to try!

Pomegranate nutrition

Are pomegranates healthy? There are lots of inflated claims around pomegranate nutrition. In fact, a popular pomegranate products company was hit with an FTC complaint around false advertising. That said, pomegranates are a very healthy fruit that’s part of a healthy diet! Here’s what we do know (source: Healthline):

  • Antioxidants: Pomegranates have lots of antioxidants: punicalagins and punicic acid, if you must know!
  • Fiber: 1 cup of seeds has 7 grams fiber.
  • Vitamin C: 1 cup of seeds has 30% of your daily vitamin C.
  • Other vitamins: Pomegranates are also a good source of vitamin E, folate, potassium, and vitamin K.
  • Sugar: Like most fruits, pomegranate does have sugar! 1 cup seeds has 24 grams sugar.
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Pomegranate salad

Pomegranate Salad (& More Recipes!)

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This pomegranate salad is absolutely irresistible! It stars a sweet tart salad dressing and the vibrant crunch of pomegranate seeds.




  1. Cut and seed the pomegranate
  2. Thinly slice the shallot. Thinly slice the apple (and toss it with 1 teaspoon lemon juice or vinegar if desired to prevent browning).
  3. Toast the pecans (don’t skip: this brings out the nutty flavor). Alternatively, make glazed pecans.
  4. Make the Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing or Pomegranate Vinaigrette
  5. Place the greens on a platter. Top with the pomegranate seeds, sliced shallot, toasted pecans, and goat cheese or feta cheese crumbles. Toss with the desired amount of dressing to taste. (Store the extra dressing refrigerated and warm to room temperature and whisk again before using.)
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: Salads

Keywords: Pomegranate recipes

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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