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Pomegranate Ginger Orange Relish

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(NC) - Pomegranates add rustic beauty and rich symbolism to holiday decorations and blend harmoniously with any setting. Fresh whole California pomegranates add a creative touch to centerpieces, wreaths and garlands, on mantels, bookshelves and windowsills.

Pomegranate Ginger Orange Relish
For decorating, select pomegranates for color, size and general appearance. Fill a complementary bowl with pomegranates, each one is an original work of art.For a more luxurious arrangement, surround candles with fresh pomegranates. Fresh pomegranates keep well for several weeks at room temperature. You can also buy pomegranates ahead and store them in plastic bags in the refrigerator for up to three months. To dry them, arrange a single layer of fruit on a rack in a cool, dry place for several weeks. Fresh pomegranates are available October - December each year and are widely available at local grocery stores and supermarkets. For more decorating ideas, visit and

This relish is excellent served over turkey, pork or lamb.


  • Arils from 2 medium pomegranates (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Gently mix all ingredients together. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving.

Serving Size: Makes 1 1/2 Cups

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