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Monday, November 5, 2012

Open a pomegranate without looking like you’re bleeding to death

Have you ever opened a pomegranate and then ended up looking like you were bleeding all over? committed murder? Well, here’s the easiest way to open a pomegranate without making a big mess.

So now that you’ve successfully opened the pomegranate, whatcha gonna do with it? Here is a gallery of some of my favorite recipes I’ve found online:


  1. Golden Beet and Pomegranate Salad from Simply Recipes
  2. Bulgur, Celery and Pomegranate Salad from 101 Cookbooks
  3. Honey Coconut Quinoa with Pomegranate from Eden Kitchen
  4. Mango Pomegranate Guacamole from Epicurious
  5. Pomegranate Gelato by Red Star to Lone Star
  6. Raw Kale Salad with Balsamic and Pomegranate by Running with Tweezers
  7. Delicata Squash Salad with Roasted Potatoes and Pomegranate Seeds by The Year in Food
  8. Cocoa Nib with Pomegranate Overnight Oats by Oh My Veggies
  9. Homemade Grenadine from Chow

13 Responses to “Open a pomegranate without looking like you’re bleeding to death”

  1. James in NZ — 11/6/12 @ 2:20 am

    There’s a far easier way–cut the pomegranate in half and cup one half in your hand (cut-side facing your palm, and down) while you tap the skin side on top with a wooden spoon. The seeds come out very easily.

  2. Kim in MD — 11/6/12 @ 8:52 pm

    Love this, Jaden! Thanks for sharing! :-)

  3. Molly — 11/6/12 @ 9:39 pm

    If you want to preserve the integrity of your seeds, slice a little round off the top first. That lets you see the areas where the segments are separated. If you run your knife along the sides, following the segments, you can open it like a flower, and avoid cutting into any seeds.

  4. Nicole W — 11/8/12 @ 2:27 pm

    LOVE IT! I’ve so had bad drama with opening pomegranates! Also have had issues in the past few years of picking ones that when i got them home were rotten inside.
    Luckily costco has a 4 pack of seeded in the cold section! Woot!
    But now that i can stay clean, maybe i’ll try again!

  5. Love this, Jaden! Thanks for sharing

  6. lisa — 11/9/12 @ 11:05 am

    I am excited to see that you started doing videos as well. I was just wondering why you decided to have only “half of you”? I am no expert but I think your smile is your brand…

  7. Lori Swann — 11/9/12 @ 6:24 pm

    I love all of your tips! I look forward to them. Thank you so much for all you do!

  8. Kimberley — 11/12/12 @ 8:58 pm

    Thanks so much for including the Delicata Squash Salad in your links, Jaden!

  9. Fork and Whisk — 11/12/12 @ 10:59 pm

    Nice to see a video demonstration. Thanks.

  10. Kim in MD — 11/25/12 @ 7:52 pm

    I agree with a previous commenter that you have a beautiful smile, Jaden! I love ,your videos, and this is a great tip. Thanks for sharing!

  11. This is totally the best way to do this!

  12. Katie H. — 1/17/13 @ 12:42 pm

    Best tip ever! Thanks for the video!

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