What Goes With Pomegranate

7 Amazing Pomegranate Pairings For You To Try

· September 14, 2022

Pomegranate Pairings

After spending hours scouring recipe books and conducting tasting experiments, I've found the following flavor pairings all go well with Pomegranate. Click on any match to view its flavor matches.

  • Chicken

    E.g. Fesenjan — Iranian chicken and pomegranate stew.Iranians celebrate the longest day of the year in December on a national holiday called Shab-e Yalda. It’s a time for families to get together around the table and chat while feasting on amazing food. One of the most famous dishes served is Fesenjan, a flavorsome stew of chicken, pomegranate molasses, and ground walnuts that are slowly cooked to create a memorable rich, sweet, and tart gravy. This dish is guaranteed to impress, and you can watch how to cook it here.

  • Tomato

    E.g. Tomato and pomegranate salad.Sweet tomatoes pair amazingly well with pomegranate's slightly bitter flavor profile creating a sweet vs sour flavor pairing. Visually they look amazing together - red, orange and yellow tomatoes all chopped up and covered in the jewel like seeds of pomegranate.

    They don't need much effort to get them to work. Mix them them with some onion and red pepper and add all spice and some freshly chopped oregano to give a middle eastern touch.

    Bind the flavors together with a dressing of olive oil, white wine vinegar, garlic and if you have some on hand pomegranate molasses. Mix and serve.

  • Walnut

    E.g. Fesenjan.This traditional Iranian stew combines chicken, walnuts and pomegranate molasses together to create a gravy that is sweet, tart and thick with flavor.

    This is definitely one pairing you should try. As the minimalist baker said

    This dish a must. If not for Thanksgiving then today, tomorrow or the next. The combinations of ingredients is pure genius; and its the flavors, textures and complexity are absolutely stunning. The minimalist baker