Check out our guide to pomegranate molasses, including where to buy it and plenty of recipe inspiration, then read about what is tahini, miso and dulce de leche.

What is pomegranate molasses?

Pomegranate molasses is pomegranate juice that has been gently reduced, with or without added sugar, to make a syrup. It has a tangy sweet-sour flavour and is used in both savoury and sweet dishes, most traditionally in the Middle East and surrounding regions.

Where to buy pomegranate molasses

Odysea Pomegranate Molasses, £3.30/250ml, Sainsbury’s
A 2-star Great Taste Award winner, this is made with 100% pure concentrated pomegranate juice (no added sugar), using only pomegranates harvested from late August to mid-autumn for maximum flavour.

Al-Rabih Pomegranate Molasses, £7.97/300ml, Amazon
An authentic Lebanese pomegranate molasses, this is sticky, sweet and tart and a staple of Middle Eastern cooking.

Mymouné Pomegranate Molasses, £9.50/200ml, Sous Chef
Mymouné is a family-run business based in Lebanon, using traditional methods and local ingredients to produce Lebanese specialities. This is made from 100% pure pomegranates.

Pomegranate molasses recipes

Date and pecan loaf with pomegranate molasses

Use pomegranate molasses in this easy bake to make it extra sweet and moist. Serve with a scoop of ice cream and an extra drizzle of molasses for an indulgent dessert.

Date and Pecan Loaf Recipe with Pomegranate Molasses

Pomegranate chicken traybake

A kick of rose harissa is balanced by sweet pomegranate molasses in this easy chicken traybake recipe, topped with a scattering of feta.

An oven dish filled with chicken baked in a tomato sauce, set on a red napkin with a yellow background

Air fryer halloumi fries

Enjoy these easy air fryer halloumi fries in only 15 minutes. Dunk into a gorgeous fat-free Greek yogurt dip with pomegranate molasses.

A plate of halloumi fries with a Greek yogurt dip

Red cabbage salad

This vibrant winter salad combines tangy red cabbage with sweet and sour pomegranates and crisp apple slices. Perfect as a side to roast meats, or for a colourful lunch.

A red cabbage salad in a white bowl

Kale salad with roasted butternut squash, pomegranate molasses and almonds

This kale and butternut squash salad is easy, ready in 35 minutes, vegetarian and, best of all, under 300 calories. It’s so packed full of flavour from the sweet butternut squash and crunchy almonds though, that you’ll forget you’re being virtuous.

Kale salad with roasted butternut squash

Syrian baba ghanoj

Perfect as a snack or a side to a meze feast, this recipe from Imad’s Syrian Kitchen in London makes great use of aubergines, tahini and Greek yogurt.

Baba ghanoush on a blue plate topped with pomegranate seeds

Pomegranate glazed lamb kebabs

Make a simple sweet, sour and sticky glaze using pomegranate molasses and chilli jam, then slather on shop-bought lamb kebabs for an effortless BBQ main.

a plate of hummus, salad and lamb kebabs on wooden skewers

Pomegranate margarita

Pomegranate molasses is pomegranate juice that’s been reduced to concentrate its flavour and create a kind of syrup. Here, it’s matched with tequila, triple sec and fresh lime to make a refreshingly sweet-sour cocktail.

A silver tray of orange cocktails on an orange background

Pomegranate-glazed baby vegetables with grapes

Give your roasted veggies an impressive sticky glaze with pomegranate molasses, honey and blackberry jelly.

Roasted Vegetables Recipe with Pomegranate

Smoked aubergine and pepper salad with pomegranate molasses

Sabrina Ghayour’s recipe for sweet and smoky aubergine salad would make the perfect addition to a generous sharing spread. Infused with the flavours of Persia (now Iran), it’s a little bit of Middle Eastern magic for you and your friends to enjoy.

Easy aubergine salad with pomegranate molasses


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