Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Vinaigrette
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Vinaigrette




Pomegranate molasses came into my world fifteen years ago when I was working as the sales manager for HEB/Central Market, an upscale retail grocery store in Texas. The Cortas brand (made in Lebanon) was a popular item, but it certainly didn’t have the it has today, thanks in part to the rise in pomegranate juice, seeds and foods flavored with pomegranate.

For reasons unknown, I’ve had a bottle of the stuff in my fridge.  When the The Recipe Redux folks assigned January’s theme as  “A New Ingredient for the New Year”, it was the pomegranate molasses that won out.   

Roasting vegetables-Brussles sprouts in particular-isn’t a new trend.  As a matter of fact, I’m certain I ate my weight in roasted veggies in 2015.

In an effort to  keep the veggie consumption high in my house but not burn the family out on this method of cooking, the pomegranate molasses vinaigrette was born.  This is a simple dressing for cold or warm grain salads, green salads or other roasted veggie dishes. Very versatile–and it will be hard for your friends/family to figure out just what that secret ingredient is!

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  • Rachel @ athletic avocado
    Posted at 16:07h, 21 January

    I love the sound of that pomegranate vinaigrette! That sounds delicious on the brussels sprouts!

    • Robin
      Posted at 21:06h, 21 January

      Thanks, Rachel!

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    Posted at 16:25h, 21 January

    The sweet and roasted sprouts…amazing veggie side!

    • Robin
      Posted at 21:06h, 21 January

      Simple and delicious! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Marisa | Marisa Moore Nutrition
    Posted at 18:23h, 21 January

    I actually have an unopened bottle of Trader Joe’s Pomegranate vinegar in the pantry. Your recipe looks like the perfect way to finally open it and try it out! Now… to go grocery shopping.

    Was so great to see you across the pond, Robin! Hope you’ve readjusted.

    • Robin
      Posted at 21:05h, 21 January

      Great to see you, too! Let me know if you wind up making the vinaigrette–it’s great on anything green or grain!

  • Karman
    Posted at 09:12h, 22 January

    I really need to get a bottle of pomegranate molasses. Had a beef dish recently that used it and now these Brussels!

  • Regan @ The Healthy Aperture Blog
    Posted at 10:21h, 22 January

    Love this recipe and the photo!

  • Katie
    Posted at 11:29h, 22 January

    I’ve become a bit of a pomegranate molasses junkie, but have never tried it on brussels. Makes perfect sense and this recipe looks deeelish.

  • Lauren @ Eating with a Purpose
    Posted at 12:03h, 22 January

    So happy you chose pomegranate molasses as your ingredient- I’ve had a bottle in my fridge too (purchased to make a recipe out of Plenty) and haven’t made a dent in it. Love brussels sprouts, so this is a must try. Pinning to make.

  • diane
    Posted at 13:44h, 22 January

    I love pomegranate arils and pomegranate juice, but have held out on purchasing the molasses. Now that you have shared this amazing recipe, I’m going to give it try!

  • Liz - Meal Makeover Moms
    Posted at 15:10h, 22 January

    Great flavor combo. Anything that starts with Brussels sprouts makes me happy 🙂

  • Ann @ My Menu Pal
    Posted at 17:05h, 22 January

    I think I need to become acquainted with pomegranate molasses, STAT! 🙂

  • Selena @ The Nutritious Kitchen
    Posted at 20:26h, 22 January

    I have been having such a love/hate relationship lately with brussel sprouts but after this whole pomegranate vinaigrette idea I NEED them in my life! YUM!

  • Deanna Segrave-Daly
    Posted at 08:33h, 23 January

    Totally trying this – been eyeing the pom molasses in my Trader Joe’s for awhile now and now I have a recipe to try it!

  • Rebecc
    Posted at 09:12h, 23 January

    Yum! You’ve got all the good things in one dish. I’m going to have to break out my pomegranate molasses!

  • Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen
    Posted at 11:05h, 23 January

    I used to use pomegranate molasses all the time in culinary school. Loving this recipe for inspiration to being it back in my kitchen!

  • Alanna
    Posted at 13:58h, 23 January

    I would be all over this. Seriously, sign me up!! I don’t think it gets much better than this, especially paired with Brussels.

  • dixya | food, pleasure, and health
    Posted at 15:43h, 23 January

    i have used pomegranate molasses to marinate chicken and it works out so well too. love that tang,

    • Robin
      Posted at 09:54h, 26 January

      I have some chicken that I’m planning to marinate with the vinaigrette tonite–love the savory applications!

  • Jessica @ Nutritioulicious
    Posted at 19:13h, 23 January

    Ok, now I really need to get pomegranate molasses! Ive used other recipe that called for it, but I couldn’t find it so never used it, but I can only imagine how much it elevates the Brussels sprouts to the next level!

    • Robin
      Posted at 09:54h, 26 January

      Hi Jessica—if you can’t find it, you can always order on line. Let me know if the girls like it!

  • Caroline Kaufman Nutrition (@sweetfoodie)
    Posted at 11:05h, 25 January

    Great use of pom. molasses. I bought it for a dish once and then it sat in my fridge forever – now I wish I had been able to move cross-country with it! 🙂

    • Robin
      Posted at 09:53h, 26 January

      Right? It’s a diamond in the rough!

  • Cindys Recipes and Writings
    Posted at 05:12h, 26 January

    I never heard of pomegranate molasses. I love your multi-purpose the dressing!

    • Robin
      Posted at 09:52h, 26 January

      Thanks, Cindy! It’s likely in the Ethnic section of your grocery store….