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
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~
Florence OglesDecember 22, 2010 at 9:27 AM
Oooh, you’re such an inspiration. I love this blog!
veggietestkitchenDecember 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.
SusanDecember 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!
carolinaheartstringsDecember 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!
nutritionellaDecember 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 KitchenDecember 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!
BeckyDecember 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.