Pomegranate Salsa Recipe

Pomegranate salsa is sweet and spicy. A festive holiday appetiser or winter snack. Try it with tortilla chips or whipped goat cheese for a creamy base on crostini or toasted pita.

– 2 cups pomegranate arils (about 2 pomegranate’s worth) – ⅓ cup finely chopped red onion – ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro – 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped (use a smaller jalapeño for less heat, or leave in some seeds for more heat)   – ½ teaspoon lime zest – 2 tablespoons lime juice  – ⅛ teaspoon fine salt Optional whipped goat cheese  – 4 to 5 ounces goat cheese – 8 ounces cream cheese – 1 tablespoon honey – 1 small-to-medium garlic clove – ⅛ teaspoon fine salt


Step 1


To make the salsa, put all of the ingredients in a bowl and stir them together slowly until they are well mixed. If you want, you can taste it and add a little more salt.

Step 2

Using the bowl of a food processor, mix all the ingredients together to make the optional whipped goat cheese.

Step 3

It could take a few minutes of processing, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed, until the mixture is completely smooth and creamy.

Step 4

Serve the salsa as is, or put the whipped goat cheese in the bottom of a wide, shallow bowl. Include all of the salsa around the bowl's edges. Serving quickly.

Step 5

After 5 days, the leftovers will still taste good, but the whipped goat cheese will need to warm up to room temperature before it can be spread easily.

See Also

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