Honey and Pomegranate Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
This delicious pomegranate vinaigrette salad dressing is nice served over a mixed leaf salad. Alternatively you could drizzle it over salmon or shrimp. Use fresh or bottle pomegranate juice for this salad dressing recipe, although fresh is best because then you will have the pomegranate seeds to use for a garnish. Pomegranates have been popular throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean for a long time, and they are also well loved in Eastern Europe.
The following recipe contains honey and pomegranate juice for sweetness, red wine vinegar to add a sharp touch, and sunflower or olive oil (do not use extra-virgin olive oil) for a hearty richness. The pomegranate seeds and chives are optional but they are worth adding if you want an interesting texture. You can make this pomegranate vinaigrette salad dressing a few hours ahead, if you want, as long as you stir it well before serving.
Perhaps you are on the lookout for a brand new salad dressing recipe to make, to complement your favorite salad leaves and other salad components, in which case consider this one, because it will definitely make a welcome change. You might also like to try different salad components like pearl couscous, some exotic fruit, or even a new type of fish, to make something brand new for the family to enjoy.
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- ½ cup pomegranate juice
- ½ cup sunflower oil or olive oil
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Pomegranate seeds, for garnish
- 1 tablespoon chopped chives, for garnish
- Whisk the honey, vinegar and pomegranate juice together.
- Let this mixture sit for 10 minutes.
- Whisk in the oil and adjust the seasonings.
- Stir in the chives and pomegranate seeds.
- Refrigerate until you are ready to serve it.
- Stir the dressing well before serving.
This delicious honey and pomegranate vinaigrette is simple to prepare, and goes with myriad salad components like meat, fish, beans, leaves, grilled vegetables, and more. You can expect a piquant, tangy and really delicious flavor, and the pomegranate seeds always look beautiful when added to a salad as a garnish. This is an unusual salad dressing recipe which is inspired by not only Middle Eastern cuisine but also by Eastern European and Mediterranean recipes. The next time you want to make a dressing which is both tangy and fruity, try this one because you will not be disappointed.
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