A jewel among winter fruits, the pomegranate's distinct citrus flavor and bright red color makes these salsas, sauces, and jams absolutely shine.
While the chillier weather may steal away some favorite summer fruits and veggies, it also delivers a brilliantly-colored
array of produce. Fresh pomegranates are in season from September to January, packing a full load of nutrients and health
benefits. Try them out in some of our favorite pomegranate recipes.
Our Beef Filets with Pomegranate-Pinot Sauce is a rich and elegant 5-star recipe that will impress any dinner guest. Pomegranate seeds make a pretty garnish (if you want to save time, look for convenient, ready-to-eat seeds in the produce section). Serve with roasted potatoes for a complete meal.
View Recipe: Beef Filets with Pomegranate-Pinot Sauce
Be sure to make extra batches to give as gifts to your friends.
View Recipe: Pomegranate and Pear Jam
A classic gin sling is dressed for festive parties when made with seasonal pomegranate juice and decorated with crimson pomegranate
fruit. Both simple syrup and agave syrup are widely available at liquor stores. To make your own simple syrup, boil 2 parts
sugar to 1 part water, stirring just until sugar dissolves; reduce until thickened. Cool before using.
View Recipe: Pomegranate Gin Sling
Eggplant is a staple in the Middle East, and they sure do know how to cook it. It's stellar: smoky and light and not at all
bitter. The trick is to cook it whole over a gas stovetop burner or on a hot grill. The outside gets all charred as the inside
steams, gathering a nice smoky overtone and becoming perfectly cooked. Toasted pecans and pickled jalapeños infuse some Southern
accents into the traditional dish. If you can't find pomegranate arils (they come already "shucked" in the produce section),
just omit them, or drizzle on a wee bit of pomegranate molasses.
View Recipe: Roasted Eggplant with Pomegranate, Pickled Chiles, and Pecans
This beautiful citrus salad is an excellent complement to chicken or white, flaky fish. You can also serve it as an appetizer
with tortilla chips.
View Recipe: Pomegranate-Orange Salsa
This bright, fresh salad of winter greens and sweet-tangy citrus is studded with red pomegranate arils: It's a dramatic, holiday-worthy
plate and a welcome course for vegetarians.
View Recipe: Winter Citrus, Escarole, and Endive Salad
With only three ingredients plus an optional lime garnish, this sophisticated-looking drink is as simple as they come.
View Recipe: Pomegranate Fizz
Although it's budget-friendly, this dish is elegant enough for company. Serve with steamed fresh green beans.
View Recipe: Roast Lamb with Pomegranate Sauce
Red wine, pomegranate, cherries, and balsamic give a rich, sweet, seasonal tang to the comforting flavor of pan-seared pork.
View Recipe: Pork Medallions with Pomegranate-Cherry Sauce
In Mexico, copas de frutas (fruit cups) are popular street food. They typically consist of fresh fruit sprinkled with lime
juice and chili powder and are the inspiration for this jewel-colored fruit salad. Jicama (pronounced HEE-kah-mah), also known
as a Mexican potato or turnip, tastes like a cross between an apple and a potato and adds crunch to the salad.
View Recipe: Winter Jeweled Fruit Salad
For a nonalcoholic version, simply omit the rum; to make it sweeter, replace the rum with apple juice.
View Recipe: Warm Spiced Cran-Pom Toddies
This vibrant dinner can be on the table in just 20 minutes. Serve the pork with our Sour Cream Mashed Potatoes. To make the
potatoes, prepare 1 (20-ounce) package refrigerated mashed potatoes according to package directions. Stir in 2 tablespoons
reduced-fat sour cream. Top each serving with 1 teaspoon butter and ½ teaspoon minced fresh chives.
View Recipe: Pork with Pomegranate Pan Sauce
This simple twist on the traditional kir royale blends tart-sweet pomegranate juice with subtle herbal notes from a rosemary-infused
syrup. Float rosemary leaves on the drinks for a pretty garnish.
View Recipe: Pomegranate-Rosemary Royale
This simple quick-to-fix meal will fit your hectic work schedule or busy home life. Serve with walnut couscous.
View Recipe: Fennel-Rubbed Pork with Shallot-Pomegranate Reduction
View Video: How to Make Fennel-Rubbed Pork with Shallot-Pomegranate Reduction
The fruit's polyphenols, a class of antioxidants, likely help your heart. They contribute to the vibrant flavor, too.
View Recipe: Sparkling Pomegranate Cocktail