Spicy Pomegranate Avocado Salsa

As beautiful as it is healthy…

Want a salsa that draws the eye as much as it tempts the taste buds? Featuring two superfoods, this spicy pomegranate avocado packs big time healthiness and a ton of flavor. Plus, the plating is downright festive due to the ingredient’s colors. Chock full of reds and greens, it’s a looker for both summer barbecue parties and holiday events.

The heat comes from fresh jalapeño pepper. Its bright grassy spiciness works well with pomegranate’s fruity tang and the creamy fresh flavor of avocado. For extra bite, you can swap in serrano peppers instead of jalapeños. Serrano peppers are easily double the spiciness (often more) than jalapeños, and they have a similar flavorful bright bite that suits this recipe perfectly. 

Spicy Pomegranate Avocado Salsa

Spicy Pomegranate Avocado Salsa

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  • 2 cups pomegranate arils
  • 1 jalapeño pepper deseeded and diced
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 can black beans 15 ounce, rinsed
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a glass mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and stir to combine.
  • For best flavor, chill the salsa for 1 to 2 hours prior to serving.
  • Serve with tortilla chips


For additional heat, substitute serrano peppers in for jalapeño peppers. Serrano peppers are typically double the heat.


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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on January 25, 2021 to include new content.
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