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Perfect pomegranate recipes

Oh pomegranates, you juicy little bursts of deliciousness.
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Why are you so tricky to get into?

Well, where there’s a will, there’s a way, and our Test Kitchen experts have the simplest way for you to crack that pomegranate.

First thing to keep in mind is that pomegranate juice stains, so pop on an apron and cover your chopping board with baking paper.

Cut the pomegranate in half, and hold it, rind side up, over a large, deep bowl.

The further down in to the bowl you hold it, the less juice will splash up and around you.

Then get smacking!

With a wooden spoon, give the back of the pomegranate strong, vigorous taps to release the seeds.

Keep at it until all of the seeds are released, then have a quick look through the bowl for any white pith that may have fallen in.

And then those delicious little seeds are yours for the eating!

Toss them through a salad, like this char-grilled quail with cauliflower and pomegranate salad, or reduce them down in this date and rose pomegranate molasses for a tart, sticky salad dressing or meat marinade or click through our gallery for more.

Lamb salad with pomegranate and walnuts

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Lamb salad with pomegranate and walnuts

Moroccan lamb salad with pomegranate and walnuts

Succulent, juicy lamb salad with fresh pomegranate and crunchy walnuts – the perfect balance of texture and flavour, and perfect for dinner tonight!

quail recipe

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Char-grilled quail with cauliflower and pomegranate salad

Char-grilled quail with cauliflower and pomegranate salad

rhubarb tarts

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Rhubarb, pear and pomegranate custard tea cakes

Elegant, delectable and delicately spiced, these rhubarb, pear and pomegranate custard tea cakes make a wonderful dessert or afternoon tea treat. Serve warm with good quality cream.

sticky pomegranate koftas     with herb couscous

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Sticky pomegranate koftas with herb couscous

Sticky pomegranate koftas with herb couscous

pistachio almond cake with pomegranate sauce

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Pistachio almond cake with pomegranate sauce

Pistachio almond cake with pomegranate sauce

TANDOORI CHICKEN WITH POMEGRANATE RAITA

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Tandoori chicken with pomegranate raita

Tandoori chicken with pomegranate raita

Sticky  POMEGRANATE BARBECUED CHICKEN WINGS

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Sticky pomegranate barbecued chicken wings

Sticky pomegranate barbecued chicken wings

raw pumpkin, pomegranate and pepita salad

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Raw pumpkin, pomegranate and pepita salad

Raw pumpkin, pomegranate and pepita salad

chicken in almond pomegranate sauce

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Chicken in almond pomegranate sauce

Chicken in almond pomegranate sauce

chocolate mousse cake with pomegranate syrup

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Chocolate mousse cake with pomegranate syrup

Chocolate mousse cake with pomegranate syrup

This decadent dark chocolate mousse cake is delicately spiced with cinnamon and cardomom and topped with a tangy pomegranate syrup.

O R A N G E B LO S S O M M E R I N G U E S W I T H P O M E G R A N AT E S Y R U P

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Orange blossom meringues with pomegranate syrup

Orange blossom meringues with pomegranate syrup

strawberry and pomegranate custard tarts

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Strawberry and pomegranate custard tarts

These gorgeous strawberry and pomegranate custard tarts are easy to make, creating a beautiful dessert that you can enjoy any night of the week.

Turkish delight roulade WITH POMEGRANATE SYRUP

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Turkish delight roulade with pomegranate syrup and jelly

Turkish delight roulade with pomegranate syrup and jelly

This gourmet dessert combines the sweetness of pomegranate syrup with a beautiful rosewater infusion to create this turkish delight roulade. This is perfect for delighting loved ones.

persian quail, fig & pomegranate salad

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Persian quail, fig & pomegranate salad

Persian quail, fig & pomegranate salad

Tomato and pomegranate salad

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Tomato and pomegranate salad

Tomato and pomegranate salad

LAMB & POMEGRANATE PIZZA

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Lamb and pomegranate pizza

Lamb and pomegranate pizza

turkish haloumi and pomegranate salad

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Turkish halloumi and pomegranate salad

Turkish halloumi and pomegranate salad

pomegranate and rhubarb cordial

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Pomegranate and rhubarb cordial

Pomegranate and rhubarb cordial

POMEGRANATE-GLAZED LAMB SHANKS

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Pomegranate-glazed lamb shanks

Pomegranate-glazed lamb shanks

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Pomegranate syrup cake

Pomegranate syrup cake

pomegranate punch

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Pomegranate punch

A sophisticated punch that’s loaded with flavour and not overly sweet, this pomegranate punch is perfect for a lunch or cocktail party.

pomegranate cookies

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Pomegranate cookies

Pomegranate cookies

pomegranate smoothie

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Pomegranate smoothie

Pomegranate smoothie

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Baked labne cheesecake

Baked labne cheesecake

The luscious silky texture of this tangy cheesecake with strawberries and pomegranate is a beautiful and irresistible dessert.

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