Bright and tangy Pomegranate Vinaigrette is a festive vegan salad dressing recipe made with reduced pomegranate juice , shallots and orange zest, perfect for holiday salads. 

Bright and tangy Pomegranate Vinaigrette is a festive vegan salad dressing recipe made with reduced pomegranate juice , shallots and orange zest, perfect for holiday salads. 

This bright and festive Pomegranate Vinaigrette gets a burst of flavor from reduced pomegranate juice, shallots, and orange zest. It’s delicious on this Beet and Lentil Salad and would be a great stand-in for a basic vinaigrette with leafy green salads.

It’s bright, tangy, and citrusy from the orange zest, perfect for the holiday table.

A little much needed brightness in winter!

ingredients in pomegranate dressing

Ingredients in Pomegranate Vinaigrette

orange zest

How to Make Pomegranate Vinaigrette:

Step 1: Reduce pomegranate juice by half, on the stove. Start with 1/2 cup, and reduce very gently to 1/4 cup.

reducing pomegranate juice

Add the chopped shallots.

reduced pomegranate juice and shallots

Step 2: Add reduced pomegranate juice and shallots to a bowl and whisk in remaining ingredients: olive oil, vinegar, maple, zest, salt and pepper.

whisk dressing ingredients in a bowl

Step 3: Store the Pomegranate Vinaigrette in a jar for up to 10 days in the fridge. Shake before using!

Bright and tangy Pomegranate Vinaigrette is a festive vegan salad dressing recipe made with reduced pomegranate juice , shallots and orange zest, perfect for holiday salads. 

Serve Pomegranate Vinaigrette on:

  • Leafy Green Salads ( arugula, spinach, little gem, etc.)
  • Lentil Salads
  • Beet Salads

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Bright and tangy Pomegranate Vinaigrette is a festive vegan salad dressing recipe made with reduced pomegranate juice , shallots and orange zest, perfect for holiday salads.

Pomegranate Dressing

  • Author: Sylvia Fountaine | Feasting at Home
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 7/8 cup 1x
  • Category: dressing, salad dressing
  • Method: reduced
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Bright and tangy Pomegranate Vinaigrette is a festive vegan salad dressing recipe made with reduced pomegranate juice , shallots and orange zest, perfect for holiday salads.


Ingredients

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Instructions

In a small pot, heat pomegranate juice and shallots and bring to a simmer over medium-low or low heat. Simmer until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 10-15 minutes. Take care to simmer gently as boiling will cause bitterness. (Aim for bubbling around the edges of the pot, rather than throughout.)

Once the pomegranate juice has been reduced, add to small bowl, and whisk in olive oil, vinegar, orange zest maple, salt and pepper. Add a pinch of allspice if you like.

Store in a sealed jar in the fridge for up to 10 days, shaking extra well before using.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 86
  • Sugar: 5.2 g
  • Sodium: 148.2 mg
  • Fat: 7.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.3 g
  • Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Keywords: pomegranate dressing, pomegranate vinaigrette,

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Hi, I'm Sylvia!

Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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    1. Yes, Maria- you may need to adjust vinegar and maple a bit though. Maybe leave both out to start, taste, then add to taste? You are going for sweet and tangy here.

  1. This Pomegranate Dressing is the best. Reducing the pomegranate juice really brings out the flavor. A keeper!