Photo: Randy Mayor
Yield
2 cups (serving size: 1/2 cup)

Instead of purchasing the juice, make your own at home with this easy recipe.

How to Make It

Place seeds in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag; seal, pressing as much air as possible out of bag. Gently mash seeds with a rolling pin or bottom of a bottle. Place mashed seeds, juice, and water in a medium nonreactive saucepan, and bring to a boil. Cook 10 minutes. Strain mixture through a sieve into a bowl; discard solids. Store in refrigerator or proceed with recipe as directed.

Chef's Notes

Be sure to use a nonreactive saucepan, such as one with a nonstick coating. Aluminum will react with the acid in the seeds, giving the juice a slightly metallic or off taste.

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