Healthy Pomegranate Recipes

Find healthy, delicious pomegranate recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Yogurt Rice

Savory, cool yogurt rice, or "curd rice," as it's referred to on the Indian subcontinent, is the ultimate comfort food.
By Padma Lakshmi

Peanut Butter & Pomegranate Toast

For all the flavor of a classic PB&J without the added sugar, just reach for the real deal—fresh fruit.
By Padma Lakshmi

Tart Cherry Superfood Shots

Give your mind and body a boost with this tart cherry superfood shot. Tart cherry juice is rich in heart-healthy polyphenols and anthocyanins, which can help fight free radicals and thwart inflammation. And some researchers have found that regularly consuming tart cherry juice may improve one's cognitive abilities. You can find 100% tart cherry juice in the juice aisle at most large grocery stores.

Broccoli, Chickpea & Pomegranate Salad

Rating: 5 stars
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Simple steps give this broccoli salad recipe a more nuanced flavor: soaking the onion tempers its bite and toasting the cumin enhances its aroma. Serve alongside grilled chicken, pork or fish.

Hibiscus-Pomegranate Iced Tea

Rating: 5 stars
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This herbal iced tea blends sour, berry-flavored hibiscus tea with sweet pomegranate juice.

Roast Chicken with Pomegranate Glaze

Rating: 4.83 stars
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This sweet-tart pomegranate molasses glaze is delicious combined with the citrusy sumac spice rub, and gives the roasted chicken a dark, ruby luster. Rub the chicken earlier in the day, or overnight, for the best flavor.

Pomegranate, Cranberry & Brie Bruschetta

Rating: 5 stars
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Make this simple festive appetizer for your holiday guests. Toasted baguette slices with creamy, melted brie are topped with an orange-cranberry-pomegranate mixture--each bite delivers an explosion of flavor and texture!

Quinoa Salad with Oranges, Beets & Pomegranate

Rating: 4.73 stars
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Roasted beets and sweet dates, tangy oranges and juicy pomegranate seeds make this quinoa salad recipe festive. It pairs beautifully with turkey or roast pork.

Pomegranate Margaritas

Rating: 5 stars
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Who says margaritas are just for summer? This pomegranate twist on a cocktail favorite is good all year long--elegant enough for the holidays and fun enough for an outdoor barbecue.

Cucumber & Pomegranate Salad (Salad-e Khiar-o Anar)

A platter of herbs, scallions and feta is typically served alongside Persian meals in lieu of a Western-style green salad. They are meant to be folded into flatbread as an accompaniment to a meal (or sometimes as the meal itself). This salad is a riff on that, with pomegranate seeds and cucumbers mixed in.

Pomegranate Berry Smoothie

Rating: 4.25 stars
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This berry smoothie is made with pomegranate juice and packs lots of satisfaction from banana and cottage cheese.

Pomegranate Duck

Rating: 4.67 stars
6
Duck breasts may seem too fancy for the average weeknight, but they roast up beautifully and quickly. This preparation, with its luscious ruby-colored sauce, is definitely one that will impress.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Roast Chicken & Pomegranate Farro Salad
This healthy roasted chicken recipe is perfect for a simple supper or on special occasions. Arrange the chicken pieces on top of a grain salad studded with pomegranate seeds and roasted almonds for a pretty and comforting dish. Add green beans or roasted Brussels sprouts for an easy crowd-pleasing meal.

Barley & Wild Rice Pilaf with Pomegranate Seeds

Rating: 4.92 stars
12

This pilaf melds the chewy texture of barley and wild rice with the richness of toasted pine nuts and the sweet-sour crunch of pomegranate seeds. The elegant dish is perfect for entertaining.