How to cut up a pomegranate (and 6 ways to enjoy)
It’s pomegranate season!
Wondering what else you can do with these outside of eating them raw? Try these suggestions:
- Toss into a fresh green salad with a vinaigrette and roasted pumpkin seeds.
- Sprinkle pomegranate seeds to fresh roasted brussels sprouts before serving.
- Serve sprinkled over a platter of sliced oranges and sliced grapefruit with fresh mint as a colorful fruit salad.
- Kids will love them added to homemade fruit cocktail made by combining them with sliced apples, berries and pears with unsweetened fruit juice.
- Add to sparkling water or a can of club soda with lemon or lime wedges.
- Add them to a rice pilaf or a middle eastern style recipe for jeweled rice.
Want to know how to cut up a pomegranate?
- Roll the fruit first to loosen the seeds.
- Score around the middle and tear it open into halves.
- Hold each half over a bowl, seeds facing down and tap the skin with a wooden spoon, squeezing a little to release the seeds.
- Alternatively, score 4 lines from top to bottom to quarter the pomegranate.
- Submerge the pomegranate in a bowl of water and and pull apart the quarters, releasing the seeds with your hands.
- The pith will float and the seeds will sink. Remove the pith and discard, then drain the seeds.
Click on the video below that shows 2 different ways to remove pomegranate seeds:
We hope you have enjoyed these food tips for how to cut up a pomegranate and ways to enjoy eating the seeds!
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