What is Pomegranate Molasses?
Pomegranate molasses is simply pomegranate juice that’s been reduced to a syrup. It’s thick, flavorful, and adds wonderful tangy flavor to many types of dishes. It can be used as a glaze, in salad dressings, or drizzled over veggies.
Pomegranate molasses has been used in Georgian, Armenian, Iranian, Syrian (specifically in Aleppo), Lebanese, and Turkish cooking for hundreds of years. The Umayyad Dynasty (661-750 CE) was known for its agricultural achievements – they contributed greatly to the spread of pomegranates across Iran, North Africa, and into Spain, although pomegranates were among the first fruits cultivated by humans.
Recipes Using Pomegranate Molasses
Baba Ganoush from Whisk Affair
Beet and Blood Orange Salad from Caroline’s Cooking
Grilled Pomegranate Harissa Chicken from Recipes from a Pantry
Homemade Grenadine from Sidewalk Shoes
Mediterranean Summer Salad from This Healthy Table
Persian Style Chicken Curry with Walnut and Pomegranate from Kitchen Sanctuary
Pomegranate Molasses Gingerbread Cake from Bake From Scratch
Pomegranate Skillet Chicken from Waves in the Kitchen
Syrian Muhammara Recipe from This Healthy Table