Celebrate pomegranate season with this collection of 45 Pomegranate Recipes! You’ll find recipes for homemade pomegranate juice, pomegranate cocktails, pomegranate chicken and more, along with handy info such as pomegranate benefits, choosing and storing them, and so much more!

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As soon as fall arrives, I’m always on the lookout for pomegranates at the market. I love incorporating them into as many dishes as possible, because they add a beautiful, festive touch and pop of flavor to salads, cocktails and so much more.

I’ve talked to a lot of people that enjoy them but don’t purchase them because they really don’t know what to do with them outside of eating them as-is.

There are also many people that think they’re a pain to deal with as well, because cutting and deseeding them can be quite a messy process if it’s not done right.

This collection of 45 Pomegranate Recipes is here to help! It covers all the uses of pomegranate in both sweet and savory recipes, and includes a few handy DIYs like making homemade pomegranate juice and even pomegranate molasses.

Be sure to check out the recipes at the bottom of this post!

FAQs

What is a pomegranate?

Pomegranates are round fruit about the size of a navel orange, and they have dark red skin. The inside consists of chambers of white pulp, which houses hundreds of tart sweet arils. The arils are the only edible part of the pomegranate.

This fruit is a deciduous shrub in the Lythraceae family that originated in the Mediterranean. It is in season from October through January in North America.

What is pomegranate pronunciation?

The word pomegranate is pronounced “pa-muh-gra-nit”.

What does pomegranate fruit taste like?

Pomegranate arils are crunchy, very juicy, and have a delicious tart-sweet flavor that can replace citrus in many recipes.

How to choose and store pomegranate fruit?

Choose pomegranates that feel heavy for their size and are free of discoloration or punctures.

Store uncut pomegranates in a cool, dry place for a few days, or refrigerate for 2-3 weeks.

Once the arils have been extracted, store them in an air tight container for about 5 days or freeze for up to 3 months.
Two pomegranates next to bowl of arils

How to eat pomegranate?

Pomegranate arils may be removed and eaten fresh from the pomegranate, but the tricky part is cutting and deseeding them in a way that reduces red-stained fingers, clothing, etc.

See my post on how to cut and deseed a pomegranate to find out how to do it quickly and easily.

The arils are wonderful in both sweet and savory applications, from desserts and cocktails to salads, stews and salsa.

They can also be used to make pomegranate juice, pomegranate molasses and syrup.

What are pomegranate benefits?

Pomegranates are a good source of fiber, Vitamin C, potassium, folate and other minerals. They’re also rich in antioxidants and support digestive health.

A 1/2 cup of pomegranate arils contains about 72 calories, 16 grams of carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber.

If you’re following a low carb diet or have diabetes, be sure to check with your doctor to see if pomegranates are right for your diet.

How to grow pomegranate?

Pomegranates are typically grown as trees, which have a height and spread of 12 – 20 feet. Dwarf varieties may be grown in large containers.

Pomegranate trees need plenty of sun, so look for an area to plant them that has at least 6 hours of direct sunlight.

Good drainage is very important, but any soil type will generally work. Dig a hole to plant the tree that’s as deep as the pot from the nursery, and twice as wide.

For more information, see the post How to Grow Pomegranates by Growing in the Garden.

Pomegranate cut in half

There are so many uses of pomegranate as shown in the multitude of recipes below.

You’ll find sweet and savory salads and main dishes, refreshing pomegranate drinks, indulgent pomegranate desserts, and handy DIYs like homemade pomegranate juice and molasses.

I hope this collection inspires you to use pomegranate fruit a lot more often!

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Arugula Beet Salad

This Arugula Beet Salad is made with golden beets, juicy orange, goat cheese and pomegranate, then it's tossed in a white balsamic orange vinaigrette. Healthy never tasted so good!
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Arugula Orange Pomegranate Salad

Arugula Orange Pomegranate Salad is vibrant, refreshing and packed with sweet and savory flavor! It's tossed in a tangy pomegranate dressing for the ultimate fall and winter salad!
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Beet & Pomegranate Smoothie with Spinach

This beet & pomegranate smoothie with spinach is a healthy breakfast recipe that utilizes the best winter produce! It’s paleo, & vegan with no refined sugar!
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Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad is a hearty vegan quinoa salad with roasted butternut squash, pomegranate and a tangy, sweet apple cider maple dressing!
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Chiles en Nogada

Chiles en Nogada is a traditional dish made of stuffed chiles with a sweet savory filling. Then drizzled with a decadent walnut sauce, parsley, and pomegranate seeds, resembling the Mexican flag.
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Chocolate Pomegranate Bark

Dark Chocolate Bark with Pomegranate and Coconut is an easy, healthy treat or snack that comes together in just 10 minutes!
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Christmas Fruit Salad (Holiday Fruit Salad)

Christmas Fruit Salad is tossed with an orange, honey and cinnamon dressing. Serve arranged as a tree or simply in your prettiest bowl.
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Best Christmas Salad with Pomegranate and Pear | Haute & Healthy Living

This Christmas Salad with Pomegranate and Pear Salad is a stunning and tasty salad that’s perfect for holiday entertaining!
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Fall Apple Salad

This Apple Salad is perfect for fall! Fresh apples, sweet dried cranberries, crunchy toasted pecans all tossed with an apple vinaigrette.
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Fesenjan (Persian Pomegranate Chicken)

Fesenjan is a Persian chicken stew made with chicken breasts or thighs that are slowly cooked with ground toasted walnuts and pomegranate molasses.
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Fresh Fall Salad with Apples and Pecans

This Fresh Fall Salad with Apples and Pecans is so full of flavors and colors. Power greens, pecans, apples, pomegranate seeds, pumpkin seeds and goat cheese tossed in a poppy seed vinaigrette dressing.
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Georgian Eggplant Rolls with Walnuts • Happy Kitchen

These Georgian Eggplant Rolls With Walnut Filling are a delightfully simply, healthy vegan appetizer. Made with 3 ingredients and some spices
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Honey, Pomegranate, Pecan Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps – Iowa Girl Eats

Gluten-free Honey, Pomegranate, Pecan Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps are light, fresh, and mayo-free. Perfect for a refreshing lunch or dinner!
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Holiday Baked Salmon

Holiday Baked Salmon

This holiday baked salmon is juicy, tender, baked in an incredible pomegranate sauce, and topped with pomegranate seeds, pecans, and fresh rosemary.
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Holiday Salad with Kale, Persimmon and Pomegranate

Holiday Salad with Kale, Persimmon and Pomegranate is a festive kale salad tossed in a tangy, sweet citrus maple dressing!
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Homemade Pomegranate Molasses Recipe [DIY]

Sticky Pomegranate molasses made from scratch with real pomegranate juice. Including pomegranate molasses uses and recipe suggestions!
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How to Make Pomegranate Juice

A step-by-step tutorial and video on how to cut open a pomegranate and how to make pomegranate juice.
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Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad is a crunchy vegan salad with apple, pomegranate and hazelnuts tossed in a refreshing lemon vinaigrette! {V, GF}
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Kale apple salad with pomegranate and pepitas

Kale Apple Salad Recipe

This Kale and Apple Salad will be your new favorite fall salad recipe! It's packed with nutrition, sweet and savory flavor and plenty of texture. It's tossed in a sweet, tangy apple cider vinegar dressing and makes an elegant addition to any holiday meal!
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Tender Spiced Pomegranate Chicken

Pomegranate chicken is a unique and flavorful chicken thigh recipe. This riff on Fesenjan is slightly sweet, deeply spiced, and very easy.
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Pear and Pomegranate Crumble

Pear and pomegranate crumble flavored with orange zest and vanilla paste is a simple and impressive weeknight dessert.
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Pomegranate Margarita

This pomegranate margarita is a festive twist to the classic margarita, perfect for Christmas and the holidays!
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Pomegranate Martini {Gluten-Free, Vegan}

Pomegranate Martini {Gluten-Free, Vegan}

This delicious and colourful Pomegranate Martini is the perfect make-ahead drink needing only 4 ingredients!! An easy & refreshing Martini Cocktail Recipe.
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Pomegranate Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – with Orange

These pomegranate oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are flavored with orange zest and extract to make the perfect winter themed cookie.
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Pomegranate Panna Cotta

Pomegranate panna cotta is an easy, yet striking dessert layered with orange infused panna cotta with a pomegranate juice topping.
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Pomegranate Party Punch Recipe

Pomegranate Party Punch Recipe

This Pomegranate Party Punch recipe is easy and serves a crowd. Make an alcoholic version and non-alcoholic version this fall or winter!
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Fresh Pomegranate Relish

A recipe for a beautiful and easy to make fresh pomegranate relish. Use it to jazz up poultry, cheese plates and Thanksgiving turkey.
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Pomegranate Salad Dressing (Pomegranate Vinaigrette)

This Pomegranate Salad Dressing recipe is delicious, sweet and tangy and easy to make! Perfect vinaigrette for fall/winter and holiday salads!
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Pomegranate Salsa | The 5-Minute Christmas Recipe Everyone Asks For!

This Pomegranate Salsa looks like Christmas in a bowl! A unique but super-fast Christmas appetizer that wins huge raves every single time!
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Pomegranate Yule Mule

Pomegranate Yule Mule

This Pomegranate Yule Mule is so simple make, you just need pomegranate juice, vodka, ginger beer, limes, and some ice for the perfect holiday cocktail!
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Roasted Acorn Squash

This Roasted Acorn Squash is a beautiful and delicious side dish. Sliced acorn squash is oven roasted in a sweet and spicy buttery sauce.
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze turn Brussels sprouts into a tasty Thanksgiving side dish with just a few simple ingredients.
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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Citrus Quinoa Salad | Vanilla And Bean

Tangy, juicy, and texture rich, Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Honey-Orange Dijon Vinaigrette is packed with winter citrus goodness!
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Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash

Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Roasted Butternut Squash, apple, pomegranate seeds, feta cheese, and pumpkin seeds – a nutritious side dish!
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Sweet and Sour Meatballs in Pomegranate Sauce

A recipe for spicy meatballs in a tangy, fragrant pomegranate sauce. A delicious dinner idea featuring the flavours of Central Asia.
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Wild Rice Salad with Orange and Pomegranate

Wild Rice Salad is hearty, nutritious and tossed in an apple cider dressing! This is a versatile dish that works as a vegetarian main dish, side dish or meal prep lunch!
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Winter Crunch Salad with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Tossed in a lip-smacking apple cider vinaigrette, this revitalizing salad will have you craving winter produce like never before.
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Winter Fruit Salad with Citrus Maple Dressing

Winter Fruit Salad is fresh, vibrant and tossed in a flavorful citrus poppy seed dressing. It's a gluten-free, vegan recipe that's great for brunch, snacks and pot lucks!
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Easy Vodka Spritzers (3 Flavors!)

Vodka Spritzers are crisp, refreshing and come in 3 delicious flavors! They're made with real fruit juice, contain no added sugar and are beyond easy to make!
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