Meatless Monday: Heart-smart Pomegranate Salad

How can you enjoy pomegranate? Let us count the ways. But first, here’s why it’s one of the best foods

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How can you enjoy pomegranate? Let us count the ways. But first, here’s why it’s one of the best foods you can eat:

Pomegranate is full of antioxidants (they fight disease). It is high in vitamin K (that may help keep your joints healthy). And it can reduce your blood pressure, putting you at lower risk of heart disease.

Tonight, bring one home for your special Valentine’s Day meal. Here are some last-minute, heart-smart recipe ideas for pomegranate:

‘ Toss some into your starter salad. It’s especially delicious alongside arugula.

‘ Having some baguette starters? Mash some into softened light cream cheese and spread on top of bread.

‘ For a unique but easy side dish, mix it into hot cooked rice along with chopped almonds or walnuts, and sprinkle with some freshly grated parmesan.

‘ If you’re making roasted vegetables, include some pomegranate seeds with the rest of the savoury mix for a nice, fresh twist.

‘ When it comes to dessert, these little red beauties are delicious with anything: frozen yogurt, baked fruit crisp or even blended into fresh ricotta cheese with a little cream and your favourite fruit jam.

Please share your ideas for cooking with pomegranate. Meantime, here’s to love, and health!

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