Some time ago, I walked into Pick n' Pay and spotted pomegranates - I immediately bought them; they cost R30 for two, which is quite hefty for a fruit - but these little babies contain soooo many seeds, it's actually unbelievable. The name "pomegranate" derives from the Latin words pomum ("apple") and granatus ("seeded").
Pomegranate juice is a good source of vitamin C and Vitamin B5, while pomegranate seeds are high in fibre and unsaturated fats.
The seeds are really versatile and can be used in both savoury and sweet dishes.
I have put them on my oats in the morning
And in fruit salads such as apple, orange and pomegranate or orange, strawberry and pomegranate
And yesterday I made the most gorgeous salad for lunch
Pomegranate, Beetroot and Avo Salad
Handful Cos Lettuce, Torn
Handful Corn Salad*, Torn
A Few Sugar Snap Peas
1 Cooked Beetroot, Sliced
Half an Avo, Sliced
A Handful of Pomegranate Seeds
Squeeze Lemon Juice
Salt and Pepper
*The corn salad was in my organic veggie box - it is also known as Lamb's Lettuce
* If you can have it, a parmesan infused olive oil, would work really well in this salad
Make a dressing using the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper
I dressed each of the ingredients individually so as to prevent the beetroot colour from running
Layer the dressed leaves at the bottom of a bowl or plate
Layer the beetroot, avo and sugar snap peas over the lettuce
Sprinkle over the pomegranate seeds
Season again with salt and pepper and any left over dressing
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