Over the holiday season, I made the most delicious salad with pomegranates, oranges, spinach, and red onion and a refreshing orange and rosemary dressing (I will be sharing soon). However, whileI was excited at the prospect of this salad, I had never peeled a pomegranate before. So I bought one, and practiced (I know I’m a nerd).
I read a few things online and then got to work. The kids were excited to join in on the fun and try something new.
– Wear an apron. Pomegranate juice stains terribly.
– Use dishes that are dishwasher safe when cutting a pomegranate. The juice might stain wooden cutting boards.
– The finer the strainer or colander the better.
First, fill a large bowl with cold water and place it in the sink to capture any splatters.
On a plate cut the pomegranate in half and then in fourths.
Put the sections of pomegranate in the bowl of water, then carefully start pulling out the seeds. The seeds will sink to the bottom and the white pith will float to the top.
Here is what the pomegranate looks like when seeds are removed.
Then, skim the top of the water with the strainer and remove all the pith. Throw the pith away. Then strain the seeds through the strainer and give them a good rinse.
Finally, put in a bowl and serve.