Pomegranate: How to Eat & Serve (+ Smoothie Recipe)

by Beth Montgomery on October 25, 2009

in Cooking Tips & Tricks, Frugal Cooking

Pomegranates are on sale this week at Meijer! A lot of people avoid them, because they just aren’t sure how to serve them or what to do with them. Instead of sticking with the same old fruits like apples, bananas, and orange, you should definitely pick up a pomegranate and give it a try. Especially, if you like sweet and sour fruits.
First of all, pick a pomegranate with a thick, unbroken skin. This ensures flavor. The part of the pomegranate that you want to eat is the seeds. And, you want the entire seed, even the tiny chewier seed in the center of the juice. The seeds are actually pretty simple to get out. When we get home with ours, I slice them in half, then use a spoon to scoop out the seeds. Often there are many seed pockets within the pomegranates, so you may have to make a few extra cuts or it is very easy to just break apart.
My daughters prefer to eat pomegranate seeds raw. They just sit with a bowl of seeds and a spoon and dig in! They even beg for more afterwards. However, you can use them in recipes too. Try sprinkling them over your salad or use them to top pudding, pancakes, waffles, cereal, oatmeal, cheesecake, etc..! They are truly delicious.
Pomegranate Smoothie
1 Cup Ice
1/2 Cup Vanilla Yogurt, Ice Cream, or Frozen Yogurt
4 TBSP Milk
4 TBSP Pomegranates
Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. You can also add your favorite fruit. Try adding a banana for a Pomegranate-Banana Smoothie
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