The word pomegranate means "seeded apple" and fittingly, each fruit holds about 600 seeds. These seeds can be part of a healthy diet since they contain fiber, vitamin C, and vitamin K. There are so many different ways to incorporate pomegranate seeds into your daily life. Harness all the benefits of these tasty little morsels with our top three recipes for how to eat pomegranate seeds.

Homemade Slaw

A quick and easy option to use pomegranate seeds is for a sweet and crunchy topping for homemade cabbage slaw. You'll be able to whip up this crowd-pleaser in no time at all!

What You'll Need

  • mixing bowl
  • Chef's knife
  • cutting board
  • wooden spoon
  • measuring cups
cabbage slaw topped with pomegranate seeds

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup shredded green cabbage
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 apple, sliced (Yellow Olga variety is preferred)
  • 1/2 tsp raw honey
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

Step #1: Mix it up

Place cabbage, yogurt, honey, and apple into the bowl. Add a pinch of salt & pepper. Toss to combine.

Step #2: Garnish time

Use 1 tbsp of pomegranate seeds as the topper for your homemade slaw.

Step #3: Chill, then enjoy!

Optionally let slaw chill in fridge for 30 minutes. Next, serve and savor!

Simple Summer Salad

Another great use for pomegranate seeds is for a fresh pop in an otherwise typical salad. You'll surely love the brightness and acidity the seeds bring to the dish.

What You'll Need

  • large salad bowl
  • tongs, for serving
  • Chef's knife
  • cutting board
  • measuring cups
spinach, chicken, and pomegranate seed salad

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 3 cups spinach, or mixed greens
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup sliced heirloom carrots
  • salad dressing of your choice

Instructions

Step #1: Combination time

Place all the elements of your salad (greens, chicken, seeds, and carrots) in a large salad bowl, and toss together.

Step #2: Dress for success

Add salad dressing of your choice, as much or as little as you prefer.

Step #3: Dish it up

Enjoy this light and lovely finished product!

Yogurt Breakfast Bowl

One final way to add a pop of pomegranate to your life is in a yogurt breakfast bowl. Elevate your go-to morning meal with pomegranate seeds!

What You'll Need

  • measuring cups
  • bowl
cup of yogurt with pomegranate seeds

Ingredients

Note: You can be extra fancy and make your own yogurt using our recipe here.

  • one serving of yogurt (about 1 cup)
  • 1 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • 1/3 cup granola (we prefer Purely Elizabeth ancient grain granola)

Instructions

Step#1: Yogurt base

Scoop a serving of your favorite yogurt into a small bowl.

Step #2: Toppings time

Add the pomegranate seeds and granola to enhance your breakfast bowl.

Step #3: Dig in!

Enjoy this easy way to ramp up breakfast.

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