Pomegranate, also known as the "winter jewel" (and "the fruit of the dead" because of its role in Greek mythology), is a versatile, beautiful fruit often heralded for its nutritional value. Some avoid eating it because of its strange looks and many seeds, but if you can get past those minor annoyances, you'll see how delicious it can be! It makes a beautiful addition to cocktails, salads, dessert, and is also wonderful paired with certain poultry and fish. Peel open a pomegranate for yourself and check out these fabulous recipes!

Gingerbread Waffles with Pomegranate (from jen goes to college)

Gingerbread Waffles with PomegranatePomegranate Kale Orzo with Orange Honey Dressing

Pomegranate Parfait (from Mmming)

Pomegranate ParfaitPortuguese Stuffed Pork Chops with Pomegranate Sauce

Orange Cheesecake with Pomegranate Compote (from The Catalyst: Cupcakes)

Orange Blossom Cheesecake with Pomegranate Compote

Salmon with Pomegranate Glaze (from The Healthy Diaries)

Salmon with Pomegranate Glaze

Pink Grapefruit and Pomegranate Sorbet (from From My Sweet Heart)

Pink Grapefruit and Pomegranate SorbetPomegranate Infused Red Trout with Red SaladGrilled Chicken Drumettes with Pomegranate BBQ SauceChocolate Pomegranate Cupcakes with Cinnamon ButtercreamSpiced Cranberry Apple Chutney with Pomegranate