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The problem with condiments is they last forever. The half-used bottles of ketchup, Dijon, salsa, and pomegranate molasses keep each other company, forlorn in the back of the fridge

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Now, for most problems there are solutions. This one is no different. Here's what you need to do: Make your own pomegranate molasses. This works for two reasons:

  1. It tastes better.
  2. If you spend the time to make your own pomegranate molasses, you (most likely) won't let it go to waste.
Pomegranate Molasses
Pomegranate Molasses

And if you still need more persuading that this molasses won't end up like the rest of the abandoned condiments, here are a week of dinners you can make with pomegranate molasses. Who knows, you might even want to make a double batch now.

Here's what to make:

  • Salad, but not just any salad. Toss cherry tomatoes with pomegranate molasses, oil, and salt and roast until just a little bursty. Add them to a salad with arugula, avocado, pepitas, and basil.

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  • In a glaze. Whisk together pomegranate molasses, Dijon mustard, whiskey, black pepper, allspice, and salt. Use it as a glaze for smoked ham or roast chicken.

  • Amp up tofu. This recipe marinates tofu in pomegranate molasses. From there, you can cook the tofu in a skillet or bake in the oven (and toss with eggplant and beluga lentils like the recipe instructs).

  • Roasted vegetables. Toss cauliflower with olive oil, salt, and pomegranate molasses. Roast until golden. Pair with lamb meatballs and yogurt-tahini sauce (spiked with more pomegranate molasses!).

Avocado with Pomegranate Molasses, Tomatoes, Citrus, and Basil

Avocado with Pomegranate Molasses, Tomatoes, Citrus, and ... by Helenthenanny

Tofu, Aubergine, and Beluga Lentils with Pomegranate Molasses

Tofu, Aubergine, and Beluga Lentils with Pomegranate Mola... by morning glory

Sheet Pan Lamb Meatballs with Cauliflower and Tahini-Yogurt Sauce

Sheet Pan Lamb Meatballs with Cauliflower and Tahini-Yogu... by EmilyC

Pomegranate Flank Steak

Pomegranate Flank Steak by Phyllis Grant

Lobios Salad (Spiced Kidney Beans with Herbs and Feta)

Lobios Salad (Spiced Kidney Beans with Herbs and Feta) by Kenzi Wilbur

How Do I Love Thee Muhammara?

How Do I Love Thee Muhammara? by Kitchen Butterfly

  • Another salad, kind of. Add pomegranate molasses to the dressing for any bean or grain. Then, toss in toasted nuts, chopped herbs, and/or crumbled feta or ricotta salata.

  • High steak(s). Marinate flank steak in a heady mixture of pomegranate molasses, anchovies, garlic, vinegar, and red wine. Broil. Top with pomegranate seeds for some pomegranate-on-pomegranate action.

  • Spread it on everything. Make muhammara. Spread and dollop onto everything and anything. Your sandwiches, Greek yogurt, and roasted veggies will thank you.

Bonus! Here's a pomegranate molasses-y dessert:

Pomegranate Molasses Crumb Cake
Pomegranate Molasses Crumb Cake

Have a favorite recipe with pomegranate molasses? Tell us in the comments!