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Winter Tabbouleh with Pomegranite Molasses Dressing<br><br>
Category: Salad<br><br><br><br>
Suitable for a: vegan diet<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Ingredients:<br><br>
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Ack! I thought I'd lost this recipe but just discovered it buried deep in some old files on my computer... SOO yum!<br><br>
Pomegranite Molasses is a real treat, you can find it in Middle Eastern markets and some specialty stores...<br><br><br><br><br><br>
For the salad:<br><br>
5 oz medium-coarse bulgar (cracked wheat)<br><br>
1 fennel bulb, trimmed and finely chopped<br><br>
1/2 to 1 cup cauliflower, separated into tiny florets (as much as you like)<br><br>
4 tbsp roughly chopped fresh curly parsley<br><br>
2 tbsp roughly chopped fresh mint<br><br>
2 tbsp roughly chopped walnuts (I use pine-nuts 'cause I'm allergic to walnuts, but that is the way the recipe is originally written)<br><br>
seeds from 1 pomegranate, all bitter yellow membrane removed<br><br><br><br>
For the pomegranate molasses dressing:<br><br>
1 clove garlic, crushed<br><br>
¼ tsp ground cinnamon<br><br>
2 tbsp pomegranate molasses<br><br>
1 tbsp water<br><br>
4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil<br><br>
salt and freshly ground black pepper<br><br>
1/2 - 1 tsp. sugar (optional)<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Instructions:<br><br>
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Soak the bulgar wheat in hot water for 20 - 30 minutes to swell before putting it into a sieve to drain.<br><br><br><br>
For the dressing, mix the garlic with the cinnamon and pomegranate molasses, then add the water and whisk in the olive oil.<br><br>
It should emulsify.<br><br>
Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and if the dressing is very tart, add a little sugar according to your taste.<br><br><br><br>
Mix the bulgar, fennel, cauliflower, herbs, walnuts and pomegranate seeds together.<br><br><br><br>
Chill for 1/2 an hour if you have time - th flavors blend better.<br><br><br><br>
Toss the salad with the dressing just before you are ready to eat, and check the seasoning once again.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
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This sounds great - but Pomegranate Molasses is a stretch to find here - any possibly alternatives that would still taste good (if different)?<br><br>
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Me again <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":eek:">)<br><br><br><br>
I went online and found this recipe for Pomegranate Molasses - does it sound like it will be similar to what you use in your recipe?<br><br><br><br>
Homade Pomegranate Molasses Recipe<br><br>
Makes - 1 cup, takes 45 mins.<br><br><br><br>
3 cups pomegranate juice (if there is added sugar in your juice, reduce the sugar called for in this recipe)<br><br>
1/2 cup lemon juice<br><br>
1/2 cup sugar<br><br><br><br>
Combine all ingredients. Simmer and reduce until there is only 1 cup of liquid remaining. Chill.
 
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