Pomegranates with Lime and Chile Salt | Granadas con Chile y Limón


Pomegranates with Lime and Chile Salt
Photo Credit: Lola’s Cocina

The ancient pomegranate is by far one of my favorite fruits! Cutting and deseeding one can be a tedious process for some, but for me it is a labor of love. Street vendors throughout Mexico sell the seeds by the cupful with fresh lime juice and chile salt. Cultural traditions hold that pomegranates symbolize prosperity and abundance, so I encourage you to crack one open and experience all that this special fruit has to offer to kick off the New Year!

1 large pomegranate
1 lime (I prefer Mexican or key limes)
½ teaspoon chile salt (or to taste)


  1. Cut and deseed pomegranate. I found this how-to video on the Muy Bueno blog very helpful in showing how to do this and avoid making a mess!
  2. Squeeze lime juice evenly over pomegranates and mix well.
  3. Sprinkle with chile salt and enjoy!

    Fresh Pomegranates from a Mercado in Morelía, Michoacán
    Photo Credit: Lola’s Cocina

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2 Comments on “Pomegranates with Lime and Chile Salt | Granadas con Chile y Limón”

  1. Dolores (Mom)
    January 19, 2014 at 8:30 pm #

    Looks delish!! Can’t wait to start my labor of love.

  2. January 19, 2014 at 9:25 pm #

    Thanks, Mom. This recipe reminded me of the man who sold pomegranates right outside of our hotel in Guadalajara!


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