Pomegranate seeds add a tart pop to all kinds of dishes. Try them sprinkled on yogurt or oatmeal, or drop a few in a glass of Champagne or Prosecco. Hounds like them in rice pilafs or stirred into quinoa. They are great in green salads; cookiebaker is a fan of this Mediterranean salad with prosciutto and pomegranate.

Pomegranate seeds and a squeeze of lemon juice make roasted Brussels sprouts “absolutely delicious!” raves susabella. teegee mixes pomegranate seeds into mashed avocado for a twist on guacamole. “I baked sea bass on a bed of shaved fennel with pomegranate over the top,” says Sophia. “It was excellent—fresh, light, and seasonal.”

For a one-dish dinner, try CHOW’s Poached Chicken and Pomegranate Orzo.

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