Pomegranate goes well with
Produce: citrus, pear, blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, apple, arugula, spinach, kale, swiss chard, cucumber, mango, pineapple, coconut, and ginger.
Sweets, Herbs & Spices: chocolate, onion, clove, vanilla, cinnamon, mint, maple syrup, and honey.
Savoury: chickpeas, walnuts, almonds, beef, pork, quinoa, rice, seafood, and fish.
Dairy: Goat cheese, feta cheese and cream cheese.
Pomegranates can be enjoyed so many ways!
Pomegranate seeds are a wonderful addition to salads, and compliment protein sources such as beef, chicken, pork or seafood. Try them on top of your favourite salad with goat cheese, spinach, and some orange segments. They offer a beautiful crunch and a gorgeous, ruby red colour.
Alternatively, add them to your favourite smoothie, or juice them! To juice, add the seeds to a blender and gently pulse a few times to break apart the seeds to extract the juice. Don’t blend too much or else the seeds will break up and make the juice cloudy. Strain out the seeds and membrane and you’ll be left with deep, red juice!
You can also juice them with a juicer. If you like, add a bit of honey or date sugar to sweeten with a squeeze of lemon for a tasty juice that’s full of Vitamin C and antioxidants.
Use a pomegranate juice reduction as a sauce or marinade for a delicious steak or pork chop and top with a sprinkling of pomegranate arils for some great textures.