Pomegranate season is here! We've got a ridiculously easy trick to remove the seeds and 13 ways to use them.
Did you know that 99% of pomegranates grown in the US are from California? And that their peak season is from the end of September to December? Let's make the most of this fabulous time of year by using them lavishly.
I walked into our local grocery store last week and saw this display:
The sight made my heart beat a little faster as I LOVE pomegranates and all the fun, delicious things you can do with them. Just when fresh, vibrant spring and summer produce fades into a distant memory, these gorgeous "jewels" appear.
It's a wonder to me that God created these crimson-hued globes with their glistening ruby-red seeds to add a bit of glorious pizzazz to what could be a drab culinary season.
Oh, and if you're intimidated by the thought of removing the seeds (also called arils), don't be! We've got an easy trick that eliminates the fuss, water and mess. You can check out the technique in the video below but be sure to also read the post, as it gives lots of tips to ensure success.
We're also including 13 delicious recipes in this post that utilize these beautiful, sparking jewels. You'll find salads, sides, appetizers and more! Check out these wonderful ways to use pomegranates and enjoy them all season long!
The Easy Way to Remove Pomegranate Seeds
This super easy way to remove pomegranate seeds is amazing! And it takes less than a minute for a whole pom - no fuss, no mess, no water!
Honey Maple Roasted Carrots
Transform the everyday humble carrot into a spectacular side with this easy, make-ahead Honey Maple Roasted Carrots recipe!
Cranberry Clementine Arugula Salad
This Cranberry Clementine Arugula Salad also includes butter-toasted pecans, candied bacon, ruby-red pomegranate seeds and a delicious Honey-Cider Poppy Seed Dressing. It makes a beautiful side for a dinner party and a fabulous whole meal salad with rotisserie or grilled chicken, shrimp, steak...
Raspberry Pomegranate Swirl Cupcakes
Amazingly tender, melt-in-your-mouth cupcakes with a fun swirl of raspberry pomegranate syrup hidden inside. And there's an all butter icing that's super creamy with a delicious hint of raspberry and pomegranate flavors.
Pomegranate, Parsley and Pecan Cheeseball
This Pomegranate, Parsley and Pecan Cheeseball is light, fresh and delicious. It's gorgeous too and tends to make jaws drop!
Pomegranate Parsley Couscous Salad
This colorful and delicious Pomegranate Parsley Couscous Salad is super easy to prepare and it's the perfect healthy side dish for everyday or special occasions!
Caramelized Pear Arugula Salad
This Caramelized Pear Arugula Salad is a show-stopper with fresh greens, pan-roasted pears, ruby red pomegranates, thin slivers of sweet white onion and butter-roasted pecans. The delicious honey cider dressing ties it all together.
Easy Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce
This Easy Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce; with ginger, lemongrass and pomegranates, has a super fresh, vibrant flavor. It takes less than 15 minutes to make!
Arugula Orange Salad with Lemon Ginger Dressing
This bright, fresh Arugula Orange Salad with Lemon Ginger Dressing is loaded with delicious seasonal produce - perfect to chase away the winter blues!
Pomegranate Pear Kale Salad
This delicious Pomegranate Pear Kale Salad is loaded with fresh, healthy ingredients. The simple, vibrant lemon dressing ties it all together.
Harvest Apple Arugula Salad
I'm calling this a Harvest Apple Arugula Salad, but it could just as easily be called Fall in a Bowl. It's loaded with delicious autumn-inspired ingredients and finished with a fabulous Pomegranate Ginger Salad Dressing. SO GOOD!
Pomegranate Ginger Salad Dressing
Looking for a way to add easy pizazz to everyday meals? This Pomegranate Ginger Salad Dressing is delicious on salads, as a drizzling sauce for chicken, pork, shrimp... and so much more!
Cranberry and Pomegranate Bruschetta
This bright, fresh healthy Cranberry and Pomegranate Bruschetta makes a delightful appetizer but there are tons of other delicious ways to use the topping - check it out!
Thought for the day:
To him who is able to keep you from stumbling
and to present you before His glorious presence
without fault and with great joy—
to the only God our Savior
be glory, majesty, power and authority,
through Jesus Christ our Lord,
before all ages, now and forevermore!
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