Getting the arils from a fresh pomegranate is easy when you follow a few simple steps. First, wash the outside skin. Next, cut out the rind in a circular cut. Cut the pomegranate into fours. Using a strainer on top of a bowl, hold the pomegranate rind side down and tap it with a spoon. If more of the arils remain, just tap that area with the spoon. Rinse and serve.