Pomegranate Pico de Gallo

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Have I mentioned lately how much I hate winter?  I HATE it.  Sorry to all you lovers of winter/snow/fireside chat/freezing to death.  Put me on a beach with 90 degree weather and a margarita anyday. 

In the last few years I have discovered pomegranates, a fruit that is seasonal between September and February.  It is also one of the few nutritious foods I can get my picky little girl to eat.  They contain a very high content of antioxidents, as well as Vitamin C and B.  They contain almost three times the amount of antioxident potency as an equal serving of green tea – they are little cancer fighters!  Because their seeds are eaten raw they also provide a good amount of fiber.  Who knew?  Okay, I’m off my nursing school soap box now.

Pomegranate Pico de Gallo

1 1/2 cups pomegranate seeds – for a great instructional on how to de-seed a pomegranate go here.  <—- You should go here anyway 😉

1/2 yellow onion, diced

1 can petite diced tomatoes, drained and rinsed

2 tbsp pickled jalapenos, chopped

1 big handful fresh Cilantro, coarsely chopped

Juice of one lime

Sea salt 

Combine all ingredients, and salt to your taste.  Try to do your taste test with something OTHER than a tortilla chip or salty cracker.  The salt will inhibit your ability to adjust ingredients.  If it were only little ‘ol Dixie Chik eating this, I would add about another 2 tbsp of jalapenos, but I have my little family’s non-fire loving mouths to consider.   I’m just sayin.

Refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours, then serve with tortilla chips, pita chips, or whatever you like to eat pico or salsa with! 

Next time I make this, I’m thinking pork carnitas tacos~

Dixie Chik


  • Florence Ogles
    December 22, 2010 at 9:27 AM

    Oooh, you’re such an inspiration. I love this blog!

  • veggietestkitchen
    December 17, 2010 at 8:59 PM

    interesting. i’ve never thought of putting pom seeds in a salsa. sounds like it would be a great idea.

  • Susan
    December 15, 2010 at 5:53 PM

    We are deep into the love affair with winter here in the backwater … sorry you hate it! This salsa sure is a taste of summer though! I will try finding the ingredients deep in February when I am heartily sick of snow and need a burst of summertime! Thanks!

  • carolinaheartstrings
    December 15, 2010 at 5:29 PM

    That sounds really good. Never would have thought to put pomegranates with onions for a salsa, but I bet the flavor is amazing. And I am with you in winter. We are having cold winter weather here in NC. Ick. Let me move back to Florida (although they are cold right now too)! ICK!

  • nutritionella
    December 15, 2010 at 7:11 AM

    I’m totally making this salsa for my boyfriend when he’s visiting this week! We LOVE anything chips & salsa related. The sweet/tart pomegranate with the lime must be amazing. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Vicki @ Wilde in the Kitchen
    December 14, 2010 at 9:23 PM

    I agree with you, I hate winter too. I walk to work and am starting to freeze! I need a beach! Love your salsa, the pop of sweet pom must be amazing!

  • Becky
    December 14, 2010 at 7:50 PM

    i have just discovered the pomegranate and made a wonderful brie and pomegranate dip for a Christmas party. Your Pico de Gallo looks so good. I’ll have to try that next.

  • [email protected]
    December 14, 2010 at 5:50 PM

    What a different way to make salsa. I love pomegranate seeds so will have to try it.

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