Pomegranate Salsa Recipe – Cookie and Kate


pomegranate salsa

This recent pomegranate salsa recipe is bursting with sweet-and-spicy taste. It’s a enjoyable vacation appetizer or wintertime snack. You may serve it with tortilla chips like every other salsa. In fact, a aspect of guacamole is at all times a good suggestion.

For a particular Christmas salsa presentation, attempt it as proven right here, with whipped goat cheese as a creamy base and the salsa organized in a wreath-like form on high. This variation goes nicely with sturdy crostini or crisp toasted pita. The whipped goat cheese part is included within the recipe under, and it’s really easy to whip up.

pomegranate salsa ingredients

This yr, I’m bringing pomegranate salsa to my pals’ annual Christmas social gathering! Lighter and brighter choices are at all times welcome amongst heavy and candy vacation fare. Let’s begin the pomegranate salsa development collectively.

Right here within the U.S., pomegranates are sometimes accessible from the top of September by way of January. I hope you may have the possibility to make this recipe whereas we will.

whipped goat cheese

The best way to Make Pomegranate Salsa

Begin with the pomegranate—you should purchase complete pomegranates (you’ll want about two for this recipe) and take away the arils your self. That is my most well-liked methodology for eradicating the arils. Or to save lots of time, purchase pomegranate arils which have already been faraway from the fruit (you’ll want about two cups).

In a bowl, merely mix the pomegranate with finely chopped crimson onion, cilantro, and jalapeño (omit when you’re delicate to warmth). For one of the best texture, take your time to finely chop these components.

Lastly, add lime juice, lime zest (which actually ramps up the lime taste), and salt. Stir it collectively, and the salsa is able to eat.

To make the elective whipped goat cheese, bust out the meals processor and mix goat cheese, cream cheese, honey, garlic and salt. Course of till the combination is completely easy and creamy. Unfold the combination throughout the bottom of a large, shallow bowl and prepare the pomegranate salsa across the edges for a wreath-like form (when you’re making this exterior of the vacations, you may simply pile it within the middle of the dish).

pomegranate salsa spoonful

The best way to Serve Pomegranate Salsa

Serve it by itself with tortilla chips, maybe with a bowl of guacamole on the aspect. Or, serve it with whipped goat cheese for a creamy base that goes nicely with crostini or toasted pita. You’ll discover the elective whipped goat cheese part throughout the recipe under.

Wintery Mexican-inspired entrées that might go nicely with this pomegranate appetizer embody Christmas EnchiladasTortilla SoupVegetarian Stuffed Peppers and Roasted Veggie Enchilada Casserole.

You may even attempt pomegranate salsa on tacos. I haven’t tried, however I imagine it might be stellar instead of the pineapple salsa on this cheese taco recipe—Halloumi Tacos with Pineapple Salsa & Aji Verde.

For cocktails, attempt a Ranch WaterSkinny Margarita or Contemporary Mezcalita.

pomegranate salsa recipe

Extra Pomegranate Recipes to Get pleasure from

Listed below are only a few extra of my favourite pomegranate recipes.

Please let me know the way your pomegranate salsa seems within the feedback! I like listening to from you.

pomegranate salsa on crostini


Pomegranate Salsa

  • Creator: Cookie and Kate
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Complete Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Class: Salsa
  • Technique: By hand
  • Delicacies: Mexican-inspired
  • Weight-reduction plan: Vegetarian

5 from 9 critiques

This pomegranate salsa recipe is bursting with sweet-and-spicy taste. It’s a enjoyable vacation appetizer or particular wintertime snack. Serve it by itself with tortilla chips, or with whipped goat cheese for a creamy base that goes nicely with crostini or toasted pita. Recipe yields 8 appetizer servings.




  • 2 cups pomegranate arils (about 2 pomegranate’s price)
  • ⅓ cup finely chopped crimson onion
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped (use a smaller jalapeño for much less warmth, or go away in some seeds for extra warmth)  
  • ½ teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice 
  • ⅛ teaspoon tremendous salt

Non-obligatory whipped goat cheese 

  • 4 to 5 ounces goat cheese
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 small-to-medium garlic clove
  • ⅛ teaspoon tremendous salt

Serving solutions: Crostini, toasted pita wedges, sturdy crackers or tortilla chips


  1. To arrange the salsa, mix the entire components in a bowl and gently stir till mixed. Style, and add a bit extra salt if desired. 
  2. To arrange the elective whipped goat cheese, mix the entire components within the bowl of a meals processor. Course of till the combination is completely easy and creamy, which may take a few minutes, pausing to scrape down the edges of the bowl as obligatory. 
  3. To serve, use the salsa as-is, or unfold the whipped goat cheese into the bottom of a large, shallow bowl. Spoon the entire salsa across the perimeter of the bowl. Serve promptly. Leftovers will preserve for as much as 5 days (the whipped goat cheese might want to heat again to room temperature to unfold simply). 


Make it dairy free/vegan: Serve the salsa with out the goat cheese, or over guacamole as an alternative. When you’ve got dairy free/vegan company at a celebration, serve the goat cheese individually from the salsa.

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