Sunday, August 22, 2010

GLUTEN-FREE VEGETARIAN POMEGRANATE SALAD DRESSING

Pomegranate juice, in addition to being gluten-free, vegetarian and super-rich in antioxidants, is one of the most versatile foods you'll ever find in a tiny bottle. I love its tartness, but you can sweeten it to emphasize its berryness. Or you can go with the acid and do some savory things, like this pink-on-pink salad with pomegranate juice and raspberries, for example. But first, you need to make the molasses. What? Not to worry, recipe follows:



Ingredients:

raspberries
romaine lettuce
diced mild radish
8 oz pomegranate juice
1 tsp olive oil
salt and pepper to taste (I prefer none at all)

Instructions:

Bring the pomegranate juice to a boil and simmer until reduced to one quarter volume.
When the molasses is cool, whisk in oil.
For a less sweet dressing, whisk in 1-3 teaspoons balsamic vinegar.
Serve over lettuce, radishes and raspberries.

Serves 2.

Note: Add more oil if that is your preference, but you might want to try this low-fat dressing as is first, since the thickness of the pomegranate molasses coats the greens nicely without any additional oil.

Many thanks to the folks at PomWonderful who generously provided their pomegranate juice.

4 comments:

Amy @ Simply Sugar & Gluten Free said...

Hi! I was just browsing and came across your blog - you have some fabulous recipes here. I host a weekly link-up event at my blog, Simply Sugar & Gluten-Free, every Tuesday. I'd love for you to join in the fun!

G.F.Veg said...

hi amy, thanks for writing. i'll get back to you next week--up against a deadline at the moment!

FabFrugalFood said...

Fabulous combo: raspberries and pom!

Nice to meet you in Seattle!

Donna

G.F.Veg said...

hi donna,
wasn't that a whirlwind??
now, back to cooking!