I came up with this between Christmas and New Year, when I wanted something joyful, seasonal, free from everything (gluten, lactose, vegan), easy to make, and light, given the amount of other festive food around. It worked – friends’ toddlers liked picking out the pomegranate seeds, and the adults demolished the rest. An Iranian friend recommends wearing gloves for de-seeding, but I find the kitchen walls suffer most! The only mildly tricky thing is to get all the pith out. It tastes better made in advance, so it’s great for entertaining.
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