A Mediterranean twist on Sweet, sour, tangy and spicy flavors as they come together in this sumac, garlic and pomegranate molasses salad dressing.
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.
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.
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.
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 or fish that is to be roasted.
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.
- Pomegranate Molasses
- Lemon juice
- Olive oil
- Sumac spice
- Mixing bowl
- Garlic crush
- Citrus press
- Measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Airtight jar
MEDITERRANEAN POMEGRANATE SALAD DRESSINGCourse: Salads and Veggies, Sauces u0026amp; DressingCuisine: MediterraneanDifficulty: Easy
Sweet, sour, tangy and spicy flavors that come together in this sumac, garlic and pomegranate molasses salad dressing.
Pomegranate Molasses – 2 tbsp
Lemon juice – 1/4 cup
Olive oil – 1/2 cup
Sumac spice – 1 tbsp
Garlic – 2 cloves, crushed
Salt – 1 tsp
- In a bowl, or shaker jar place the ingredients. Whisk well, or shake until will emulsified.
- Keeps in the fridge for about one month.