Pomegranate Practice

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.


The kids enjoyed them for a little snack. When we were finished I covered them and refrigerated them.




    1. Your welcome, Samantha. I didn't think it was too bad, once I got over the fear of the pomegranate exploding and staining my entire kitchen. Also, it tastes much fresher than buying the jarred or prepackaged. Good luck 🙂

      Take care,

  1. Once when I was in undergrad, I got a craving for pomegranate and decided to eat it in my room. It was disastrous! By the time I was finished, it looked like there had been a vicious murder in my room, the walls were so pomegranate-splattered! I think this method will be much more efficient and much less messy, haha! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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