Pomegranate Salad


This is my one and only experience with a pomegranate. It’s a recipe that I got from my mom and I think she got it from a friend or neighbor. It is so yummy and so easy. Plus pomegranates are one of those super foods with many health benefits. This is the time of year you can find pomegranates in the store and they are usually on sale. I got mine for $1.50. This salad is also good for the holidays. It looks very festive if you use an apple with a green skin with the bright red arils of the pomegranate. The hardest part of this salad is cleaning the pomegranate. I have include instructions and picture below.

First warning is be careful pomegranate juice stains. So make sure you put on an apron and choose a proper cutting space. Cut off the top, spiky part of the pomegranate. Then you will be able to see it has sections in it like an orange. With a knife, score the sections.


Next you want to put the pomegranate in a large bowl full of water and put it in your sink. Then take a section of the pomegranate, place it under water and remove the arils (the seed looking things). For the most part, the arils will sink to the bottom and the unwanted yellowish fleshy part of the pomegranate with float to the top. If an aril is floating, then it probably still has a little of the flesh on it. One you do this with all the sections of the pomegranate, just scoop all the fleshy parts off the top of the water and discard.

Then drain the arils and they’re ready to go.


Pomegranate Salad

1 cup whipping cream, whipped
2 heaping tablespoons of powdered sugar
1 dash of vanilla extract
pomegranate arils, if you have a really large pomegranate you could get by with using have of the arils and save the rest to make another salad the next day.
2 apples, diced
2 banans, sliced

Add the sugar and vanilla to the whipped cream, Taste to make sure sweetness is good, if needed add more powdered sugar. Then mix in fruit and your done.

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6 comments on “Pomegranate Salad

  • I found your blog, and have enjoyed some of recipes. My family has also created one please check it out.mcintyrefamilyrecipes.blogspot.com. This recipe came from the pioneers who settled So. Utah, Bunkerville Nv area. This is where my family is from. There is two different kinds of pomegrantes. The big dark red ones are the sour ones and you use those to make Jelly, we don’t use those for the salad. Then there is the small pink colored ones these are sweet and these are the ones you use in a pomergaranate salad.Another way to get them out is to cut them around the belly of the pomegrante, then with a butter knife
    beat the back side of the pomegranate while it rests in your hand. It is really quick. This is our families favorite for thanksgiving and christmas. We also add walnuts. I can’t wait to try some of your new recipes.

  • This looks fabulous Laura! I always want to buy pomegranates at the store but never have had anything to use them for. I will be trying this very soon – Thanks!

    And I just have to say that I saw you’re Esme – me too! (saw that on your sidebar and had to immediately go and find out – though it wasn’t a big surprise).

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  • Oh Yum I love pomegranates! Here in the south we call this Dixie Salad!

  • Oh, this post brings back memories! My grandma would make this salad, and have us kids scrape out the pomegranate seeds for her. We always had so much fun, we didn’t realize then that she was having us do the hard part that she didn’t want to do, lol. I love a good pomegranate salad!

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