Looking for a sweet dessert that won’t make you feel guilty after? Then consider this fruit salad which contains the zing of citrus fruits and the distinct sweetness of pomegranates. Not only is it a tasty treat that’s great as a follow up for grilled dishes, it’s also very easy to make. Just be careful when preparing the pomegranate since it can easily stain your clothes. The sharp contrast between the color of oranges, grapefruits, and pomegranate seeds make this treat very elegant and visually appetizing.
Citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits, as well as pomegranates, are rich in antioxidants that help you fight off infection and reduce the risk of diseases caused by free radicals. They are rich in vitamin C which helps boost the immune system as well as vitamin A that promotes cell growth, and improves eyesight.
Citrus and pomegranate fruit salad is a fun and healthy dessert you can try.
How to make a Citrus and Pomegranate Fruit Salad
Prep Time: 10 mins
Yields: 4 servings
- Place the pomegranate on a surface that won’t stain. Starting at the crown, cut across into the fruit about halfway down. Put a large bowl in the sink and, holding the pomegranate crown side down over the bowl, break it apart into quarters. Squeeze each quarter firmly over the bowl to release the seeds and juice, then bend each quarter back to release more seeds. (Don’t worry about getting all the seeds out. What you really want is the juice, so squeeze the pomegranate again to release the juice from any remaining seeds still attached to the fruit.) Pick out any bits of the white membrane so all that remains in the bowl are seeds and juice.
- For the oranges and grapefruits, cut a slice off the top and bottom of each fruit so they sit flat on a cutting board. Using a sharp knife, work your way around the fruits to remove all the skin and pith. Cupping the fruit in one hand and working over the bowl, carefully cut the segments out from between the membranes. (Be sure to cut only until you reach the middle of the fruit!) Firmly squeeze the remaining membranes over the bowl to release all the juices. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Be sure to serve this fruit salad in bowls so the juice can be spooned up with the fruit.
Note: Pomegranate juice will stain wooden cutting boards and some countertops