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Avocado Pomegranate Salad


Avocado Pomegranate Salad

Avocado Pomegranate Salad

Photo © Molly Watson
The bright color, light sweetness, and tart flavor make pomegranate seeds work in salad sort of the same way tomatoes work, which made me think they would be an excellent match with the creamy smooth rich flavor of avocados. This salad is one of those super simple combinations that is magically more than the sum of its parts.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: Makes 4 servings


  • 1 pomegranate
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 small shallot
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt


Peel and seed the pomegranate, set the seeds aside. Cut the avocados in half, twist the halves apart, remove the pits, cut the avocados into slices and remove the skin. Arrange half an avocado worth of slices onto each of 4 salad plates. Peel and mince the shallot and sprinkle the minced shallot evenly over the avocado slices. Drizzle the avocado with a bit of olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and top with pomegranate seeds. Some people may want a spritz of vinegar or lemon juice, but I find that the pomegranate seeds are tart enough.

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