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Easy Pomegranate Salad Dressing

Pomegranates can be used to make a pomegranate salad dressing. This fruit is also used to make desserts and beverages. Pomegranate juice ranges from sour to sweet, although most fruits have a flavor somewhere between these two extremes. Pomegranate juice as a drink has been popular in Indian and Persian cuisine for a long time, and has been gaining popularity in the US and Canada over the past decade. Pomegranate syrup, or grenadine syrup as it is also known, is sweetened, thickened pomegranate juice.

It was used in a lot of Iranian recipes before tomatoes were introduced to the Middle East. The seeds of the fruit can be combined with ingredients like spinach, walnuts and feta cheese to make tangy, tasty salad recipes, but in the following pomegranate salad dressing, we are using pomegranate syrup, since it is sweet and rich, and goes nicely with the rice vinegar and lemon juice to balance out the otherwise tart taste.

Easy Pomegranate Salad Dressing
Summary: Pomegranate syrup is the key ingredient in this exquisite salad dressing, pairing up with oil, rice vinegar and lemon for a well-balanced flavor. Try it over a baby spinach salad.
Author:
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Serves: 6
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate syrup (grenadine syrup)
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Whisk everything together.
  2. Pour the dressing over your favorite salad.
Notes
(Makes ½ Cup)

Photo Description:

The vivid red of pomegranate promises not only an appetizing color but plenty of sweet, fruity flavor. When combined with tangy lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil and rice vinegar, along with a touch of salt and black pepper, this makes a wonderful salad dressing with an exotic Middle Eastern flair. Try it with baby spinach leaves, feta cheese and walnuts, or over mixed salad leaves with your favorite toppings. If you cannot find pomegranate syrup in your local grocery store, try an international food market. This salad dressing can be prepared in just a few minutes.
 


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