Pomegranate Mint Relish

Pomegranate Mint Relish

I absolutely love tradition – especially as it relates to food. One of these favorite traditions is eating cranberries as a side dish during Thanksgiving. However, every now and then, I do embrace the opportunity to try something new. Now this is not to say that I will replace the turkey at Thanksgiving. That will never happen. But, I was definitely looking to reinvent some of the other side dishes present in that meal.

This particular side dish, Pomegrante Mint Relish from Bon Appetit Magazine, presents a nice alternative to the classic side dish of cranberries. The colors from the pomegranates in this side dish are particularly beautiful while the side dish itself provides a nice contrast of fresh flavors with the mint.

Step 1: Chop Pomegranates and Seed

Cutting pomegranates for Pomegranate Mint Relish

Step 2: Combine Pomegranates
Olive Oil, Red Wine Vinegar,
Juice and Lemon Zest

Pomegranates for Pomegranate Mint Relish

Step 3: Add Chopped Mint to Pomegranates

Mint for Pomegranate Mint Relish

Step 4: Add an Extra Sprig
of Mint, Scoop and Serve!

Pomegranate Mint Relish

Pomegranates on their own pack a punch of flavor, but the mint used in conjunction with this fruit amplifies this side dish while providing a fun way to reinvent the classic serving of cranberries. But, who says you can’t just use this as an alternative to cranberries at Thanksgiving? Why not use this as a topping to put on other recipes throughout the year? On top of a salad perhaps?


Pomegranate Mint Relish