Pomegranate Salsa

Pomegranate Salsa with Chips at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.com

Traditionally, oysters and chocolate are thought to boost the libido. However, Fresh Home magazine believes that pomegranates, jalapeno, garlic, honey, basil and avocado should do the trick.

According to NaturalNews.com:

Avocado - helps to increase libido. It contains high levels of folic acid, which gives the body energy. Avocado is also high in vitamin B6, a hormone regulator.

Basil - increases circulation, stimulates sex drive, boosts fertility, and gives you a sense of wellbeing.

Hot peppers and chilies – are high in capsaicin, which gives them their heat. Capsaicin releases endorphins and other feel good hormones.

Garlic - contains high levels of allicin, which can improve blood flow to all your sexy bits.

All in all, this is a pretty sexy and healthy salsa!

Pomegranate Salsa with Chips at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.com

Pomegranate Salsa


  • 1 1/2 cups pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped peeled ripe pair
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped seeded jalapeno pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup cubed avocado


  1. For salsa, in a serving bowl, combine the pomegranate seeds, pear, onion, jalapeno and garlic.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cilantro, lime juice, oil, honey, basil, salt and ginger.
  3. Drizzle over pomegranate mixture. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  4. Just before serving, gently stir avocado into salsa.
  5. Serve with tortilla chips.
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes
Servings: 3 servings
  • Serving size: 1/3 of recipe

Recipe and photo used with permission from Fresh Home magazine.

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