Pomegranate Salad Dressing and Marinade (with video)

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Pomegranate Salad Dressing and Marinade is a Mediterranean twist on sweet, sour, tangy and spicy flavors with sumac, garlic and pomegranate molasses. 

Pomegranate Molasses
Homemade Pomegranate Molasses

Pomegranate Juice

Having grown up in a Mediterranean influenced home, lemon is often the juice added to so many of the recipes we cook with. 

Lemons are the base in most Salad Dressings instead of vinegar.

They are used to marinate meat, flavor savory dishes and desserts. 

Pomegranate is an unusual fruit in that it can be as tart and acidic in flavor as a lemon and yet somehow sweet, in an earthy kind of way. 

Makes for a perfect Martini!

pomegranate martini
Pomegranate Martini

Pomegranate juice is ideal for both sweet or savory dishes.

The acidic levels in pomegranate juice make it idea to tenderize meat while imparting a flavor that is subtle and earthy. 

Beautiful Sweet Tart Pearls Of The Pomegranate
Beautiful Sweet Tart Pearls Of The Pomegranate

Pomegranate Molasses

While Pomegranate Molasses is often found in Middle Eastern markets.

It is easily made at home; it is simply; pomegranate juice and sugar boiled down until it is reduced to a molasses. 

Comparatively speaking, you can’t beat the price to make it at home and it is without ‘shelf life’ preservatives!

Homemade Pomegranate Molasses In Minutes

Pomegranate Salad Dressing Uses

This sweet, sour and tangy salad dressing is ideal for salads that incorporate fruit, or roots, such as beets or carrots. 

Salad dressing is not just for salads though.

I often use my homemade salad dressings to marinate or flavor meats, such as my Christmas Goose or fish, such as my Shrimp Buddha Bowl, that both scream for complex acidity. 

All the flavors needed to spruce up a sauce are in this salad dressing. It could almost be considered a sauce as well!

How To Make Pomegranate Salad Dressing

Once you have either purchased or made the pomegranate molasses, the rest is easy.

I like to use (probably collect), a glass jar with a lid, such as a Mason jar old jelly jars I often save, especially when the shape is unusual. 

Place the dressing ingredients into the glass jar, give a good hard shake and the dressing is ready to use, or will store for a week in the fridge. 

Making Your OWN Dressings Just Make Cents!

For a variety of easy to make, and darn delicious salad dressings and marinades, I’ve compiled a list of a few I am sure you will enjoy!

Ingredients Needed

Equipment Needed

  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk
  • Garlic crush
  • Citrus press
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoons
  • Airtight jar
Pomegranate Salad Dressing

Pomegranate Salad Dressing and Marinade

Sweet, sour, tangy and spicy flavors with sumac and pomegranate molasses.
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Course: Dressing
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8 oz.

Equipment

  • Food processor or blender

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Pomegranate molasses Homemade
  • 1/4 cup Lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup Olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp Sumac spice
  • 2 Garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 tsp Salt or to taste

Instructions

  • In a bowl, or shaker jar place the ingredients. Whisk well, or shake until well emulsified.
  • Keeps in the fridge for about one month.

Video

Pomegranate Salad Dressing and Marinade
Pomegranate Salad Dressing and Marinade

ENJOY!

 

My Muffin Madness

 

In my family, I’ve always been known as the ‘Muffin Queen’. Out of necessity, I created muffins for breakfast, lunch, on the go snacks, sometimes dinner and a sweet yet healthyish treat for dessert!

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