Walnut Oil Vinaigrette
Common in Indian and Middle Eastern cooking, pomegranate molasses is a shockingly sour sauce made from reduced pomegranate juice. Combined with walnut oil, it makes a zesty dressing, perfect for sweet greens like Bibb lettuce and sugar snap peas.
1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar
2 teaspoons pomegranate molasses (see Ingredient note) or frozen cranberry juice concentrate
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup walnut oil or extra-virgin olive oil
Whisk vinegar, pomegranate molasses (or cranberry juice concentrate), pepper and salt in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in oil.
Makes about 1/2 cup.
Per tablespoon: 82 calories; 9 g total fat (2 g mono, 1 sat). 0 mg cholesterol, 1 g carbohydrate, 0 g protein, 0 g fiber, 37 mg sodium
Ingredient note: Pomegranate molasses is a sweet, yet tart sauce made from reduced pomegranate juice. Look for it in specialty stores or mail order from sources like Kalustyan’s (www.kalustyans.com).