How to Use Pomegranate Molasses


What is Pomegranate Molasses?

Pomegranate molasses is simply pomegranate juice that’s been reduced to a syrup. It’s thick, flavorful, and adds a 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

Where to Buy Pomegranate Molasses

Pomegranate molasses can be found in many Middle Eastern grocery stores and at Whole Foods. It can also be found online from Amazon – I recommend both the Sadaf and the Cortas brands.

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