Pomegranate Relish

  • Yield: 4 servings


Pomegranate Molasses:
3cups pomegranate juice
1/4cup sugar
1 lemon, juiced
1/2cup arils pomegranate
1tablespoon molasses
3tablespoons finely diced shallots
1teaspoon lemon juice
1/4cup extra virgin olive oil
1tablespoon sliced flat-leaf parsley
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. To prepare the molasses:  Combine pomegranate juice, sugar and juice from one lemon in a saucepan; bring to a simmer.  Reduce until a very thick syrup forms that can thickly coat the back of a spoon, then cool to room temperature.
  2. To prepare the relish:  Place the shallots, lemon juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a small bowl and let sit 5 minutes.  Whisk in the molasses and then the olive oil.  Stir in the fresh arils and parsley.  Taste for balance and seasoning.

Recipe by Chef Suzann Goin / POM Wonderful