45 Picture Perfect Pomegranate Recipes

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Did you know that pomegranate season in the northern hemisphere runs from September through February? And in the southern hemisphere, it goes from March until May? According to my calculations, this means that wherever you are in the world, today is a prime time to start collecting pomegranate recipes!

1. Salmon Tacos with Pomegranate Guacamole

2. Spicy Cider Beer Braised Chicken Enchilada Tacos with Sweet Chili Apple-Pomegranate Salsa

The pomegranate salsa component of this recipe is really good and really easy to make! The chicken is right on the edge of being too much work to be worth it, though. Next time I make this, I’ll either do the slow cooker method or wait until I have leftover chicken to use up.

3. Pomegranate with Eggs From Azerbaijan

4. Pomegranate Cornbread Stuffing

Dried apricots in stuffing! What a revelation.

5. Sumac-Dusted Cauliflower “Steaks”

6. Toasted Coconut Tilapia with Pomegranate Salsa

7. Persian Jeweled Rice

8. Cinnamon Infused Pomegranate Saffron Rice Recipe

You know, I don’t even really like it when people use the word “exotic” to describe ingredients (much less people). This rice looks really tasty, though.

9. Blood Orange and Wheat Berry Salad

Blood Orange and Wheat Berry Salad

10. Black Sticky Rice with Pomegranate and Passionfruit

11. Pomegranate Quinoa Pilaf

12. Chickpea, Pomegranate and Mint Crostini

13. Chickpea-Yogurt Dip with Pomegranate and Mint

14. Caramelized Butternut Squash Pumpkin Toast with Yogurt, Pomegranate and Honey

15. Moroccan Citrus Salad

16. Pomegranate Molasses

17. Roasted Autumn Veggies with A Horseradish and Pomegranate Relish

18. Cucumber Pomegranate Salad with Feta

19. Pomegranate Molasses Chicken with Bulgur Salad

20. Pomegranate, Persimmon and Pistachio Wild Rice Salad

21. Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Eggplant with Tahini Yogurt Sauce

Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Eggplant with Tahini Yogurt Sauce

Remember Wilder Hungers? I miss that column. Anyway, one day Gabi found herself with too much with Japanese eggplant, so she made this beautiful thing.

22. Pomegranate, Roasted Squash, Maple Caramelized Pecans and Tahini Salad

23. Pomegranate-Glazed Acorn Squash

24. Pomegranate Cucumber Raita

25. Guacamole with Pomegranate Seeds

26. Pomegranate Salsa

27. Mudaqqaqat Hamida (Fragrant Lamb Meatballs with Sour Sauce)

28. Rosewater Chicken

“I thought I’d share this Cinderella style dish that takes the humble chicken thigh and transforms it into a bejewelled goddess.” I mean, yes?

29. Khoresh-e-Fesenjan (Chicken, Walnut and Pomegranate)

This dish is magic. It’s my favorite stew recipe of all time. I like to make it with cherry pilaf and revel in how fantastic it is to be alive at a time when recipes like this are accessible to me (thanks, internet!).

30. Chicken Liver with Pomegranate Molasses

31. Duck Leg with Pomegranate Molasses and Baked Semolina

32. Red Wine and Pomegranate Hanger Steak with Cipollini Onions

I substituted pomegranate molasses in for regular molasses and that was a very solid decision. I could eat onions in this glaze forever, probably.

33. Liquor In The Wine: Mulled Wine Redux

Liquor In The Wine: Mulled Wine Redux

In this recipe, Ali rectifies her earlier mistake of not including pomegranate in her mulled wine recipe. She also explains how to properly de-seed a pomegranate:

I favour the Alton Brown method. Slice the ends off and score the skins. Fill a bowl with water and break the pomegranate apart under water—that way you don’t spray yourself with red juice. Lightly but assertively brush the seeds off the rind, also under water. The rind floats to the top and the seeds sink to the bottom.

34. Homemade Grenadine

35. The Pink Lady With Pomegranate and Grapefruit

36. Pomegranate Champagne Sorbet

37. Pomegranate Fortune Cookie

38. Pink Swirl Meringues with Pomegranate Syrup

39. Pomegranate Pavlova

40. Greek Yogurt Cheesecake with Pomegranate Syrup

41. Pomegranate Mousse Pie

42. Pomegranate Ombré Cake

43. Orange, Almond and Pomegranate Cake

44. Chocolate Pomegranate Tart

45. Pomegranate Fudge

Attention: this recipe only takes three ingredients and about five minutes of hands-on time. Pretty sure you need this in your life/mouth.

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Laura Mandanas

Laura Mandanas is a Filipina American living in Boston. By day, she works as an industrial engineer. By night, she is beautiful and terrible as the morn, treacherous as the seas, stronger than the foundations of the Earth. All shall love her and despair. Follow her: @LauraMWrites.

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  1. Yum pomegranate pavlova! So many good recipes.

    Word to the wise – pomegranate never comes out of white fabric. So if you are going to have pomegranate fights wear dark clothes or prepare to be marked for life(ish).

    Source – Growing up with a ton of cousins and an excessive number of pomegranates from a tree at nonna and nonno’s house.

  2. This is remarkable, I was wondering only this weekend, while wielding a bottle of pomegranate molasses, whether there had ever been a list of pomegranate recipes on AS, and look! Here it is RIGHT IN MY FACE!

    Remarkable, I tell you.

  3. I have a lot of the non-dessert foods on this list being middle eastern(Iranian). I can tell you that some of them, don’t even need pomegranate, which is great for those times when the season is over.

  4. Thank you for this most important work. Very excited to peruse these many recipes. Pomegranate is heavenly.

  5. Thank you so much for listing my recipe/photo ‘Duck Leg with Pomegranate Molasses and Baked Semolina’- I really appreciate it, plus I am happy to see what other bloggers are posting.

  6. Are you psychic Laura? Missus just bought a pomegranate and I was staring at it this morning thinking “what the hell do I do with this except eat it with a pin or do impressions of the Phoenix from that 90s Conan cartoon”. So thank you, I now have many ideas.

  7. We bought a box of pomegranates at Costco and have done 3 recipes so far — #3, #8 & #32. My wife’s favorite so far is the pom w/ egg from Azerbaijan but the other two are running close behind. Thanks for picking such great recipes. I look forward to trying more of them.

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