Pomegranate Salsa with Fresh Herbs

Pomegranate salsa with its Christmas colours and refreshing taste is simply the festive season in a bowl!

This salsa will impress your guests and is easily prepared in advance.  It’s stress-free and while it only takes minutes to prepare it is the perfect appetizer or a great side dish with fish or red meats.

pomegranate salsa

How to open a pomegranate?

Many shops will do the job for you and sell the pomegranate arils in cups, but you will no doubt pay a more expensive price.  The fruit is the size of a tennis ball, and we are after the aril gems on the inside. It might look as though it will be tricky and messy to get them released from the casing, but really it is very easy, clean, and quick. Check out our video with step by steps instructions showing how to open a pomegranate.

Other uses of pomegranate

  • Homemade grenadine
  • Pomegranate tuna salad
  • Pomegranate glaze
  • Yoghurt parfait with pomegranate
pomegranate salsa

Pomegranate Salsa

Pomegranate salsa is like the festive season in a bowl.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetisers & Starters, Salad, Side dishes, Vegetarian
Cuisine International
Servings 4 people
Calories 124 kcal

EQUIPMENT (click pictures for details)

Chopping board
Chef knife
Mixing bowls


  • 150 gr pomegranate arils
  • 1 pc tomato concassé
  • 1 tbsp chopped flat parsley
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander
  • 1-2 pcs sliced spring onion
  • 2 pcs diced shallots
  • 2 tbsp diced mild long green chili
  • ½ pc lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp olive oil


  • Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl to make an easy vinaigrette.
    pomegranate vinaigrette
  • Add the pomegranate, tomato concassé, chopped herbs, shallots, green chili, and toss well in the vinaigrette. Season to taste.
    pomegranate ingredient mix
  • Refrigerate the salsa for 30 minutes before serving.
    pomegranate salsa


  • Add fresh mint or orange zest to personalise this delicious pomegranate salsa.

Nutrition for 1 portion

Calories: 124kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSodium: 2mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 93IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 5mgIron: 1mg
Keyword pomegranate, salsa
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