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

Pomegranate seeds
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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

Top Pomegranate Recipes: Pomegranate Salad & More!

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


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
  • Diet: Vegetarian

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About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes and the joy of cooking! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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