Have you ever wondered; What do I do with pomegranate seeds? Well here are four recipe suggestions that may help!

Pomegranate Seeds

Besides being packed with nutritional power (high in vitamins C, B, fibre and minerals), pomegranate seeds are just downright beautiful. Like nature’s edible rubies, pomegranate seeds add sweet-tart flavour and gorgeous colour to many dishes.

Jewel-like pomegranate seeds are extremely versatile and add a burst of sweetness to everything they’re added to. Choose pomegranates with smooth, shiny skin which are heavy for their size – they’ll be juicier. To remove the seeds, cut in half and, using a wooden spoon, bash the back of the pomegranate over a bowl. Pomegranate seeds can be added as a bright finishing touch to all sorts of salads, tagines and side dishes but can also star on their own.

Leafy Salad with Feta and Pomegranate

Ingredients

Serves Four

200g/7oz feta

splash lemon juice

1-2 garlic cloves, crushed

100g/3½oz flaked almonds, toasted

120g mixed rocket, spinach and watercress

3 tbsp olive oil

salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 pomegranates, seeds only

Instructions

Stuffed Aubergine (Eggplant) with Feta and Pomegranate

Ingredients

Serves Four

2 aubergines

6 garlic cloves, unpeeled

8 tbsp olive oil

1 pomegranate

100g/3½oz feta

4 tbsp mint, smallest leaves only

salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

Chocolate Low Carb Cupcakes, decorated with pomegranate

Ingredients

(for 6 large cupcakes)

9g carbs per cake

60 g ground almond

40 g soy flour

2 tbsp. cocoa

100 g Xylitol

1 egg

120 ml full fat milk

40 g unsalted butter (at room temperature)

1 ½ tsp baking powder

¼ tsp vanilla extract

For topping

125 g mascarpone cheese

150 ml whipping cream

1 ½ tbsp. xylitol

Instructions

Pomegranate Mojito Mocktail

Ingredients

Makes 1.5L

18g carbs per serving

3 tbsp pomegranate seeds

big bunch mint

2 limes, quartered, plus slices to garnish

1L pomegranate juice

500ml lemonade

Instructions

If you have a favourite recipe using pomegranate and their seeds,

please share in the comments section.

Dear reader, you will find a variety of articles, studies etc. plus recent news/views and recipe ideas within this blog, we hope something for everyone to read and enjoy … but please note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, likes or dislikes, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan

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