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Not going home empty handed or Pom-a-what?

November 18, 2007 - 10:26 PM

Holidays are here!  For us that means... traveling to relatives distant or near... walking into homes that smell of beautiful aromas you could eat in of themselves... then eating huge amounts of food in small time frames then laying down to digest while the children run circles around your now rounder shape... Oh but they are so much more than that, aren't they?

Holidays are here also means the items in stores change and as expected, everything is red and green.  But there are always some strange items that show up, specifically in the grocery stores during this red and green time that I usually pass by without thought... things like those jellies for making fruit cakes, santa cookies cutters, fudge supplies.  (Can you tell I am not a baker?) 

Then there are also those items I walk past and think, "If only I had a decent recipe, I would buy that."  For me "that" is pomegranates and cranberries.  But this year was different and I took the plunge!  I bought 2 pomegranates and 2 bags of cranberries and had no idea initially what to do with them.

With the cranberries, I finally decided to make Em's famous cranberry dip, (which I still need the recipe for *wink, wink*).  It is to die for!  All family members located in MN will get the joy of trying this yummy treat this year!  Yeah! 

With the pomegranates I was stuck.  Josh normally just likes eating them fresh/raw, but I wanted to DO something with them.  On the little booklet by them they had this photo of the fruit with something yellow diced up.  I decided to go to their website and check out what that delicious looking dish was. 


Turns out it is POM Salsa and it is amazing! 

Now here is my plug... If any of you are looking into bringing something to somewhere for your holiday travels, I would highly recommend this!  It is a piece of art to look at and it tastes delicious!  Definitely a winner in my book and one recipe I will do again and again.

POM Salsa from
(With my mods in (), :)!)



Juice from 1 large POM Wonderful Pomegranate,* or ¼ cup POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice (I didn't do, just used more rice vinegar.)
2 cups arils from 2-3 large POM Wonderful Pomegranates (I used however many arils came out of the 2 Poms I bought.)
3-4 teaspoons chopped jalapeño pepper (I didn't do because I didn't have on hand, I used 1/2 a green pepper for color)
1/4 cup finely chopped yellow bell pepper (I didn't measure, but I think I used more.  I diced up 1 and 1/3 yellow

Response to Not going home empty handed or Pom-a-what?

  • Dana said on November 19, 2007 - 12:16 PM

    One amendment! It does turn the yellow peppers red after a day. So if you want the colors to stay true, make it and serve it the day of. Enjoy!

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