Friday, December 6, 2013

Orange Balsamic Pomegranate Salad Dressing

I love homemade dressings.  First, I have this great bottle (it was a gift) that I got from, that was recommended by the folks over at 100 Days of Real Food.  There are dressing recipes right on the bottle!

I also like to find other recipes and make my own.  I have really enjoyed the Balsamic Orange Vinaigrette from The Prudent Homemaker.  I have been tweaking the recipe a bit (I tweak everything every time), and today found a different recipe here to tweak even more.

The result was quite good and I thought I'd share.  Don't be afraid to make your own dressings!

Orange Balsamic Pomegranate Dressing
Zest of one orange
Juice of one orange (approx. 1/4 cup)
1/3 cup oil (I used canola because I'm almost out of olive oil!  Yikes!)
2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
Juice of 1/2 pomegranate, about 2-3 Tbsp (I just get tired of deseeding the darned things, so I seed half and squeeze the life out of the other half using the citrus juicer)
2 tsp Dijon mustard (I used 1.5 tsp Dijon and 1 tsp of orange zinfandel mustard from a local winery)
1 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp dried onion flakes

Mix all together in your bottle, and shake shake shake!

Our salad tonight had candied pecans, feta, radishes, mixed lettuce, and pomegranate seeds. And this dressing of course!

1 comment:

Biz said...

Hey! Sorry, I've been so busy I haven't stopped by all week.

I totally love that salad dressing bottle - what a cool idea!

I was thinking of doing some small giveaways on my blog to share some of my winnings - this would be perfect!

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!