This Tahini and Pomegranate dressing is a fruity Middle Eastern-inspired dressing that is perfect for salad, couscous, rice, chicken of fish.
I know I have posted this on a few other posts, but Summer is FINALLY here!!! As much as I love Autumn and Winter (don’t look at me like that, I like the cold), there is nothing better than a fresh and full of flavour salad on a hot summer day. Lettuce is full of water, so it is a great way to stay hydrated when you are starting to get bored with guzzling water.
I have a big jar of tahini in my fridge, so I am experimenting with new ways to eat it. I mean, there is only so much hummus I can eat. I usually use Greek yoghurt to add a creaminess to my salad dressings, but I thought tahini would work in the same way and it definitely did.
I never used to be a big fan of fruit on salads, apart from tomatoes of course, but a couple of years ago I got “brave” and had a strawberry and balsamic salad and I have not looked back since. I love putting strawberries, peaches and cherries on my salads and now pomegranate. As well as adding a sweet and fresh flavour to the salad, adding pomegranate gives your salad a different texture. If you normally add croutons or something similar to your salads to add a crunch, try adding pomegranate for the same crunch.
I put this dressing on a chicken salad, but it would go well with any kind of salad – experiment! That is the great thing about salads, just throw everything into a bowl and mix it up and it is a salad. Sure, there are some flavour combinations that are better than others, but you can’t really mess it up.
How to make Tahini and Pomegranate Dressing – Serves 2:
Tahini and Pomegranate dressing
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp tahini
- 2 garlic cloves crushed
- 0.5 tsp red chilli flakes
- 0.5 pomegranate (juice and seeds only)
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
- In a bowl, squeeze a little of the juice out of the pomegranate half and then use a spoon to hit the pomegranate to get all the seeds out. Add them to the bowl with the juice.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and stir well. You can put it all in a salad dressing bottle and sake it to make sure it is mixed well.
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