Thursday, December 27, 2012

Pomegranate Avocado Salsa

Pomegranates are big in our house. The girls eat the seeds by the spoonful and packed in their lunch boxes. I love them on yogurt, pancakes, well really on anything. They just make everything sweeter, fresher, and prettier. Like jewelry for food. 
When we're busy (which is like, all the time) I love the prepackaged pomegranate seeds. My current favorite thing to do with pomegranate seeds is use them in savory dishes like salads and salsas. This Pomegranate Avocado Salsa is a delicious sweet and tangy compliment to tacos, burgers, quesadillas, or just chips. 

 This salsa and a glass of Champagne or sparkling apple juice with a few pomegranate seeds would be perfect for New Year's Eve next week.  

Want some free pomegranate seeds? POM is giving TEN readers a coupon for free Pom Poms pomegranate arils. They come in sealed cups with a spoon included and are an easy addition to meals on the go. I would definitely pack these in picnics and soccer game snack bags. 

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Pomegranate Avocado Salsa 

makes about 2 cups 

1 small shallot, chopped
1 large avocado, diced
juice of one lime
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1/2 cup pomegranate arils (seeds)
salt and pepper to taste
*If you like spicy foods, you could add a diced jalapeno to the mix!

Place chopped shallot, avocado, lime, and cilantro in a small bowl and stir to combine. Add pomegranate seeds and season to taste with salt and pepper.

More delicious pomegranate recipes:
Apple Pomegranate Spritzer 
Pomegranate Margaritas from How Sweet Eats
Pomegranate Quinoa Salad from Cookie + Kate
Sweet Potatoes with Coconut, Pomegranate, and Lime from Whole Living
Pomegranate and Pear Jam from Cooking Light
Pomegranate recipes on Pom Wonderful


  1. This not only looks gorgeous, but so delicious Marina! I love guacamole as much as anyone so I'll definitely be looking on trying this variation. Thanks for all the great ideas this 2012!! Can't wait to see what you put forth this next year!
    xo - Marion

  2. This salsa is so gorgeous! I love pomegranates, what a perfect use for them!

  3. Love love pomegranate! This salad is so beautiful, Marina!

  4. Marina,
    This salsa looks delicious. We put pomegranate seeds in salads but I never think about them in other things. Thanks for these ideas.

  5. Great minds must think alike! I love pomegrante + avocado:

  6. Yummers. These are really my favorite things all put together. I could live on pom seeds + avocado. I love mango/pom/avo too. Holly jolly!

  7. oh my receipe sounds delightful! i plan on trying it this weekend! love those pom seeds!

  8. Anonymous9:13 AM

    made this for new years eve last night and it was sooooo good. put a jalapeno in there as well because i love spicy stuff. thanks for the great recipe!

  9. This is one of my new fav recipes - just picked up more avocados so I can make it again!

    Thanks for the Pom Pom Giveaway - I am thrilled I won! I sent my mailing address to your email address!!

  10. Anonymous2:13 PM

    Is there any way I can serve this as an appetizer? The combination of all the ingredients sound amazing! I'm having Girl's Night with a few of my Bff's and would love to serve this!

    1. Sure! I just wouldn't make it more than an hour early as avocado can brown easily. Would be great for a girls' night! Have fun!!!


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