Ok, so I know it’s been a while since I last posted, but my husband and I just moved, and that was a LOT of work. And doing that while trying to take care of a 6 month old was incredibly time consuming. So posting (or doing anything else for that matter) was out of the question.
Anyway, excuses aside, I’m doing my best to get back on track with a tasty and healthy salad dressing recipe that is loaded with antioxidants and yet low in Weight Watchers Points! Our friends over at POM Wonderful sent us some samples of their fabulously delicious POM juice to try out.
The juice by itself is really really yummy, but a small, 8oz bottle of it is about 4 Weight Watchers Points. A bit too many Points to spend on a beverage, in my opinion. So, I decided to experiment with it, and I found lots of ways to incorporate POM Juice into some Weight Watchers Recipes, while still keeping the recipes low in Points.
Pomegranate Juice is so incredibly good for you – it’s health benefits are endless. And it tastes pretty amazing too!
POM Juice is actually grown and manufactured in California where it’s hand-picked and squeezed into bottles that are even manufactured by POM too. Other brands are made with juice from Iran and Turkey, and were shown to contain added sugar, colorants and other low-grade filler juices, despite being labeled as “100% Pomegranate Juice”.
With that being said, the benefits that Pomegranate Juice has to offer are countless — cardiovascular health, prostate health, erectile function….and the list goes on. It’s super high antioxidant potency is a major benefit too. So finding ways to add some POM Juice into your diet is a great idea! And this delicious, low calorie vinaigrette recipe is a great way to get started!
Thanks to our friends over at POM Wonderful for introducing us to the rockin’ taste of fresh POM Juice!!
POM Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe
- 1/3 cup POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate
- 1/3 cup arils from 1 large POM Wonderful Pomegranate (optional)
- 1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil
- 1/3 cup red or white wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons grated red or brown onion
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar, or to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- Score 1 fresh pomegranate and place in a bowl of water. Break open the pomegranate underwater to free the arils (seed sacs). The arils will sink to the bottom of the bowl and the membrane will float to the top. Sieve and put the arils in a separate bowl.
- Reserve 1/3 cup of the arils from fruit and set aside. (Refrigerate or freeze remaining arils for another use.)
- In a screw-top jar or plastic container with tight-fitting lid, combine juice, the 1/3 cup arils and remaining dressing ingredients. Cover and shake well.
- Set aside or refrigerate for up to 2 days before serving.
Serving size = 2 tablespoons
Each serving = 2 Points