How to Cut and Seed a Pomegranate the No-Mess Way
Get over your pomegranate intimidation once and for all with this easy, mess-free method for cutting and seeding them.
Getting the seeds out of a pomegranate is like breaking into a bank vault. You need to get in there quickly and grab the goods intact with minimal muss, fuss, and collateral damage. I've finally found a way to do exactly that in just seconds so we can get right down to the business of eating a pomegranate.
How to Cut and Seed a Pomegranate
How to Cut a Pomegranate
- Slice the pomegranate in half along the equator.
- Make a shallow cut in the white flesh between each section.
- Gently pull apart the sections slightly.
How to Seed a Pomegranate
Follow Chef John's method for seeding pomegranates — your kitchen will not look like a crime scene after if you use this method.
Here's What You'll Need:
- A bowl filled with cold water
- A second empty bowl
- Fill a large bowl with cold water. Place one pomegranate half in the water.
- Break apart the pomegranate under the surface. Rub it with your thumbs to remove the kernels. Discard the peel. Repeat with the other half.
- The membrane should float to the top. Pour as much of the water as you can into a separate bowl without losing the kernels, getting as much of the membrane out as possible.
- Drain the seeds to separate them from the remaining water. Rinse to remove any remaining membrane.
How to Eat a Pomegranate
Now that you know how to remove pomegranate seeds quickly and easily, you can slash the time it takes to make gorgeous recipes like these: