About five years ago, Ale and I were finishing up all of our wedding preparation. I was under so much stress trying to plan for the big day, that eating a full meal would leave me with an upset stomach and very little planning time. I often found myself turning to snacks to get me through the day. One of my favorite go-to snacks at that time was a refreshing and filling pomegranate parfait. It took a little bit of work to seed the pomegranates, but once I had the seeds in the fridge, assembling the parfaits throughout the week was a quick and easy process.
Last weekend we bought a few pomegranates from the farmers market and I couldn’t wait to seed them and have them ready for the week ahead. This time around, I had Grace help me prep the pomegranates. She had a blast getting her hands dirty and I loved getting even more attached to the beautiful fruit.
//I know there are many ways to seed a pomegranate. However, seeding them under water has proven to be the easiest, fastest and cleanest method for us. Here’s how to cut a pomegranate//
Large bowl with water
- Slice the skin of the pomegranate in half of quarters without cutting through the seeds (see first picture)
- Hold the pomegranates under the water and break them apart
- Pull the seeds out with your fingers and allow for them to fall to the bottom of the bowl
- Use a small sifter (or your hands) to remove the white membrane off the surface of the water
- Drain the seeds through a sifter and place in an airtight container