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Suzanne August 6, 2022
This salad was delicious. I agree with Pat…I ate the entire salad and gave my husband my steak 😀 I will be making this again!
Pat August 5, 2022
Had a birthday dinner last night & the salad beat out the steak on the grill. Most commeted on the dressing. Prepped in the afternoon & put together while the steaks were cooking. I might try it with date syrup instead of the pomegrante molasses.
chefrockyrd August 4, 2022
It looks good but basically its a mixed veg salad, right? I am sure the addition of pomegranate molasses makes a difference to the dressing but the only one I found available was a small bottle for $14. Buying a bottle of pomegranate juice and boiling it down was another $$ option. So looking for an affordable substitute I found that I could use balsamic vinegar or cranberry juice concentrate with a bit of honey. Any other suggestions?
Danni E. August 5, 2022
I will agree that the pomegranate molasses can be expensive, but I have found it for about 6 to 10 dollars per bottle at Walmart or Middle Eastern / Indian grocery stores. The flavor is rather unique, and you might change your mind regarding whether it's worth it. Either of your substitutes or a combination of the two would probably work if you just don't want to spring for the expensive ingredient.
chefrockyrd August 5, 2022
Thanks for the suggestion. No Middle Eastern stores around but I will give Walmart a look.
chefrockyrd August 8, 2022
Thanks Danni E. For the suggestions. Didn't find it in a big Walmart here so I guess I will have to go on line to find it. Wanted to make it soon.
paseo August 10, 2022
If you can find pomegranate juice in your grocery, simmer it down to make it. Lots of recipes on Google - very easy and worth the effort.
chefrockyrd August 10, 2022
Thanks paseo that was going to be my next option if I didn't find it in my stores. I have done that with other things like balsamic vinegar with good results. Or I may just order it on line.
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