Good-quality pomegranate molasses is made from reduced fresh pomegranate juice. It’s sweet yet sharp and adds a depth and richness to sweet and savoury foods. It goes well with ground sumac, which comes from the tart and lemony berries of the sumac tree. It is also delicious spooned over a simple salad, soup or stew. For something a bit different  sometimes I drizzle some over a delicious papaya fruit salad as an indulgent  treat!


  • 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses (found in all supermarkets)
  • 50ml cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dried mint
  • 2 tsps sumac ( if you can’t find this simply leave it out)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 125ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, mashed
  • 2tpsp chopped fresh dill or mint leaves
  • Sea salt and black pepper
  • Serve with a few fresh pomegranate seeds( optional)


1. Aside from the fresh herbs and pomegranate seeds( optional to use these) blend or whisk all the ingredients in a bowl.

2.Stir in the fresh herbs and serve with a few pomegranate seeds on top if you are using them.