Pomegranates only ripen in warmer climates. They are in season starting in October and are usually available fresh through December. They are a good source of Vitamin C and Vitamin K and Dietary Fiber. My favorite food!
Persephone/Proserpina is the goddess of springtime. She was abducted by Hades and because she ate Pomegranate seeds while in the underworld she became his wife and the Queen of the underworld for six months of each year.
Red Quinoa, Cauliflower and Fava Bean Salad With Buttermilk Curry Dressing (NYTimes) -- will see how it goes replacing the buttermilk with non-dairy milk. The dressing which has mustard, curry powder and sherry vinegar sound great nonetheless!