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Pomegranate Salad Dressing in a Jar Recipe

Enjoy the sweet and sour aromas of this amazing Pomegranate Dressing on your next salad or meat dish! With a pinch of honey and a dash of ACV, this delightful blend will surely be your next crowd pleaser!

You’ll never have a reason to eat bland salad again thanks to this DIY Pomegranate Dressing.

The first time I tried this on my salad I immediately made a second one (thank goodness it was a salad)!

The fresh crispness of the pomegranate berries infused with the liquid honey left no doubt that this was the best dressing for this meal.

So of course I ventured outside of the greens and found that it makes a perfect marinade for fried chicken and duck too!

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pomegranate dressing in a jar.

Why You’ll Love Homemade Salad Dressing

  • Cheaper than store bought
  • You know all the ingredients
  • Fresh
  • Full of flavor

Homemade Pomegranate Dressing Is Perfect For

  • BBQs
  • Potlucks
  • Bagged lunches
  • Lawn parties
  • Baby Showers
  • Anytime you have a boring salad

Salad dressings have always been a sour note of mine. It’s one of the reasons I find it hard to stick with salads long time, as I am not a fan of eating the same thing over and over again.

I love variety, and I love colors!

So when I noticed that this dressing was not only exotic, but pink, I jumped for joy!

Pomegranate dressing is the perfect substitute for lemon and cheese-based dressings.

The vinegar retains the sweet-and-sour contrast of the pomegranate but doesn’t overpower the rest of the ingredients within your salad bowl.

I highly recommend you give these a try if you’re wanting to venture out from your regular routine, but without attracting calories.

Ingredients to make a homemade salad dressing.

Homemade Pomegranate Vinaigrette Dressing Ingredients

Looking for the ingredients to give these a try? Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Olive or Avocado Oil
  • Honey
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Fresh pomegranate arils

Tools To Make Flavorful Homemade Salad Dressing

How To Make Homemade Pomegranate Dressing

  1. With a small food processor (or powerful blender), add in the honey, apple cider vinegar, pomegranate and oil to the bowl.
  2. Process the ingredients on high for approximately 2-3 minutes or until mostly smooth.
  3. Transfer the mix into a medium size mason jar and place inside refrigerator to cool.
  4. Enjoy!
homemade DIY dressing in a jar recipe.

Pomegranate Info

Pomegranates have a flavor that is hard to mistake.

On one side, it appears to taste sweet and take on a subtle (and I mean subtle) note of cranberry. On the opposite end, it bears such a tangy bite that it indefinitely sticks to your memory because of the stark contrast.

And that’s why it’s beloved in salads and light fare (beyond its anti-inflammatory benefits).

Traditionally speaking, pomegranates can be stored in the refrigerator for months on end. In an airtight container such as a mason jar, this means it can last for 4 months or more depending on how often it is used.

Pomegranate Dressing Is Easy To Pair With

  • Salads
  • Chicken
  • Duck
  • Fish

Think Oven Roasted Salmon with Pomegranate Dressing or Tossed Salad with Fried Chicken Strips and Pomegranate Dressing as lunch or dinner options.

Pomegranate Dressing in a mason jar.

How Do You Open A Pomegranate?

Because of its high juice content and abundance of seeds, start at the top and slowly work your way down towards the middle, stopping 3/4ths down from the bottom to prevent juice spillage (and a huge mess).

What Does Pomegranate Go Well With?

Think of similar things like:

  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Apples
  • Arugula
  • Citrus
  • Coconut
  • Kale
  • Mango
  • Peach
  • Pineapple

Pair this salad and dressing with a tasty Pineapple Screwdriver cocktail for a great brunch or light dinner recipe.

How Long Is This Homemade Dressing Good For?

This homemade Pomegranate Salad Dressing, if stored properly in the refrigerator in an air-tight container (like your mason jar), can be kept for 3-4 weeks.

Each time you go to use it, give it a shake before opening and using to get all the flavors all mixed up again.

Spoon dripping Pomegranate Salad Dressing on top of a salad.

Pomegranate Dressing Tips & Variations

  • Using different oils in your recipe will give your dressing a slightly different flavor. Feel free to experiment and try different oils each time you make it to find your favorite version.
  • Make sure to shake the dressing in a jar each time you go to use it as it will separate in the fridge.
  • When getting the pomegranate arils out, sometimes it’s helpful to get a container of water and scrape the pomegranate arils out under water. They tend to come out easier this way.

Other Mason Jar Recipes To Try Out

Pomegranate Dressing Mason Jars

Mason Jar Recipe
With a pinch of honey and a dash of Apple Cider Vinegar, enjoy our well blended Homemade Pomegranate Dressing on your next salad or meat dish!
Prep Time 7 mins
Total Time 7 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 15 servings

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup Oil (olive or avocado oil)
  • 3 tbsp Liquid honey
  • 2 tsp Apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup Fresh pomegranate arils

Instructions
 

  • In a small food processor or powerful blender, add the ingredients.
  • Process on high for 2-3 minutes or until mostly smooth.
  • Portion into a jar to store it and use as needed!

Notes

The kind of oil you use, will slightly affect the flavor.
Store the dressing in the fridge. It will separate slightly so make sure to give it a shake before serving.
When removing the arils from the pomegranate, try to remove all of the “skin” or “white pieces” as well.
Makes just over 1 cup of dressing.
Keyword Pomegranate Dressing
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