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10 Colorful and Healthy Pomegranate Salad Recipes
Fresh pomegranate arils are freshest from October through January. Take advantage of the short season with these salad recipes that are perfect for the holidays.
Not Enough Cinnamon
Warm Quinoa, Sweet Potato, and Kale Salad
Warm salad sounds like an oxymoron but you'll understand the appeal after you taste this one. Quinoa, sweet potatoes, wilted kale, and fresh pomegranate arils are the perfect solution to chilly fall days.
Get the recipe: Warm Quinoa, Sweet Potato, and Kale Salad
The Bojon Gourmet
Persimmon Pomegranate Salad with Burrata and Pistachio Dukkah
This recipe uses pomegranate in two forms: the fresh arils and pomegranate molasses, which can usually be found in specialty grocery stores or in the ethnic food aisle at your local market. The homemade dressing has a nice tang to it thanks to lemon zest and juice mixed with olive oil. (Did you know that pistachios are one of the high-calorie foods you should be eating more often? Yep, these nuts are really healthy.)
Get the recipe: Persimmon Pomegranate Salad with Burrata and Pistachio Dukkah
Two Peas and Their Pod
Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad
Bring this dish to Thanksgiving for a crowd-pleasing vegetarian option. Roasted sweet potatoes are combined with pomegranate arils, feta cheese, and pepitas, and then the entire dish is covered in a light pomegranate dressing. (Don't miss these brilliant ways to turn sweet potatoes into dessert.)
Get the recipe: Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad
Half Baked Harvest
Beet and Pomegranate Salad with Maple Candied Pecans
If you were looking for the perfect winter salad, the search is over—this beet and pomegranate salad is it. The candied pecans provide sweetness and crunch while the blue cheese adds an earthy element to fresh ingredients. (Discover more beet recipes that could even boost your fitness performance.)
Alaska from Scratch
Superfood Salad with Pan-Seared Salmon
Treat this recipe like a health food checklist. Kale and quinoa? Check. Avocado and salmon? Check. Pomegranate arils? Check! Don't worry—honey mustard dressing ensures that this dish is anything but basic.
Get the recipe: Superfood Salad with Pan-Seared Salmon
Cucumber Pomegranate Salad
This pomegranate salad recipe is lighter but no less delicious. The green onions, lime juice, and feta cheese all add flavor, but the crisp cucumbers and juice pomegranate pop in your mouth for a fresh taste in every bite.
Get the recipe: Cucumber Pomegranate Salad
The Joy of Kosher
Pomegranate, Apple, and Date Salad
This salad couldn't be easier. Just slice apple, red onion, and pomegranate, then assemble. Pro tip: Remove the pomegranate arils without making a mess by cutting the fruit in half, then submerging it in a mixing bowl of water while you dig the arils out with your fingers.
Get the recipe: Pomegranate, Apple, and Date Salad
Citrus and Pomegranate Salad
Think of this salad as your go-to for flu season. Clementines and grapefruit are high in vitamin C to boost your immune system, while pomegranates are rich in antioxidants to combat free radicals in the bloodstream. (These 7 foods are also surprisingly high in vitamin C.)
Get the recipe: Citrus and Pomegranate Salad
Pear, Pomegranate, and Spinach Salad
Pears, dried cranberries, and pomegranate arils add sweetness to feta and toasted nuts. Bonus: Your mom will definitely be impressed if you bring this salad to the holiday gathering.
Get the recipe: Pear, Pomegranate and Spinach Salad
Fall Bliss Bowls with Pumpkin Goddess Dressing
Vegans and non-vegans alike will fall in love with this bliss bowl. Quinoa, sweet potatoes, and squash are the heavy hitters, while pomegranate arils and kale provide balance to the carbs. (Love eating out of a bowl? Then check out these bowl recipes that will change the way you look at dinner.)
Get the recipe: Fall Bliss Bowls with Pumpkin Goddess Dressing