Reprinted with permission from
Norene's Healthy Kitchen: Eat Your Way to Good Health
This is the perfect salad dressing for the Jewish High Holidays because it combines pomegranate juice and honey, two traditional holiday foods. Worcestershire sauce contains anchovies, so if this is a concern, look for a brand that is anchovy-free or omit it from the recipe.
Food Editor's Notes: This is a great salad dressing – strong in flavor and light in fat. Because it is basically a vinaigrette, but with much less oil than usual, the dressing does indeed "splash" onto the salad. So a little goes a long way – you may not even need a tablespoon for a serving. This recipe definitely lives up to the new cookbook's title. Compare the nutritional analysis at the end of the recipe to that on a store-bought salad dressing. Ken's Italian dressing, for example, has 150 calories, 16 g fat (2.5 g saturated), and 450 mg sodium in the suggested 2-tablespoon serving! I know that I'll be making Pomegranate Honey Splash not just on Rosh Hashanah, but throughout the year, as it is much healthier, less expensive, and has the edge on taste as well! Norene's Healthy Kitchen is full of delicious recipes like this one. Look for more to appear on ShalomBoston.com and consider purchasing this fantastic cookbook for yourself (available on Amazon.com).
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup pomegranate juice
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (optional)
1 clove garlic (about 1 teaspoon minced)
Combine all the ingredients in a jar, cover tightly, and shake well. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use. Shake well before using.
Yield: About 3/4 cup. Keeps for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
31 calories per Tbsp, 5.9 g carbohydrate, 0 g fiber, 0 g protein, 0.9 fat (0.1 g saturated), 0 mg cholesterol, 2 mg sodium, 7 mg potassium, 0 mg iron, 3 mg calcium
Norene Gilletz is the leading author of kosher cookbooks in Canada. She is a culinary consultant, cooking teacher/lecturer, cookbook author, and freelance food writer, focusing on healthy cooking. Norene's Healthy Kitchen (Whitecap Books, 2007) is her seventh cookbook, several of which are among this Food Editor's all-time favorites. Visit Norene's web site, www.gourmania.com, for information on her cookbooks and ordering instructions, plus more recipes and lots of helpful hints and food-related resources. Highly recommended!
Pomegranate Honey Splash