This Pomegranate Molasses Dressing is rich in flavour. A tinge of tart with overlaying sweetness, it’s a fantastic dressing to add to salad that may require some added oomph!
Have you ever tasted something that is tart but also sweet? Your taste buds are sending various signals and you get a little confused? And because you can’t quite work it out, you try more and more until there is none left? Ha.
Pomegranate molasses is one of those wonderful ingredients that is super tangy but also brings sweetness to the mixture.
Pomegranate molasses is simply pomegranate syrup or reduced pomegranate juice. You can buy this off the shelf easily. This thick syrup is not sweet and in fact has a great tang to it.
It’s a staple in our pantry and a great substitute for red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar when we want to sweeten a dressing up without having to add honey or sugar. There is a resemblance to balsamic vinegar but thicker, syrupy, sweeter and more tangy.
Our Pomegranate Molasses Dressing is a simple concoction and very versatile. We love using it with roasted vegetables like pumpkin, red peppers, sweet potato, eggplant and carrots.
As pomegranate molasses originates from the Middle East, it works with grain salads like pearl couscous, quinoa, freekeh and barley. For a sweet treat, why not roast figs with our pomegranate molasses dressing and serve with a big bowl of vanilla ice cream.
Pomegranate Molasses Dressing Ingredients
Olive oil: Base of all good salad dressings. I like supporting local producers so I do love picking up a small bottle here and there when I’m at farmers markets.
Also allows me to change up the flavours of the dressings. Do you do this too?
Pomegranate molasses: Sweet, tangy and sticky. All the makings of a condiment that sparks nothing but joy. The Cortas Pomegranate Molasses is our go to brand.
Balsamic vinegar: This dark, concentrated, and intensely flavoured vinegar is yet another staple in our pantry. Best for dipping warm bread as it is complemented by a good olive oil.
In Northern Italy, I was privileged to sample balsamic vinegar that was impeccably aged that cost 2000 Euro for a very small bottle. The Italians almost treat it like an aperitif as they enjoy a teaspoon of it during dinner time.
Pomegranate Molasses Dressing Method
In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and pomegranate molasses until well combined. The molasses has a thick consistency so be sure that you’ve given it a good whisk.
Best Salad for This Dressing
If you’re wondering what to do with persimmons because your tree is overflowing, try this sweet persimmon salad recipe topped with candied hazelnuts, coconut chips and dressing with a pomegranate molasses dressing.
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Pomegranate Molasses Dressing
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- In a small mixing bowl or mason jar, whisk the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and pomegranate molasses until well combined.
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