Lebanese Slaw with Mint, Oranges and Pomegranate Molasses

This gorgeous Lebanese shredded red cabbage, carrot and mint salad with oranges, red chilli, fresh herbs, toasted almonds, juicy pomegranate arils and pomegranate molasses is one of those versatile recipes that has it all. Sweet and sour flavours, texture and a fresh herby zing. It’s perfect on its own, as part of a mezze table, piled atop a bowl of creamy hummus or stuffed into fluffy warm flatbreads alongside grilled marinated halloumi and a drizzle of amba sauce.

Serves 4-6

Ingredients

2 large carrots, peeled and grated
1 small red cabbage, finely sliced
1 red onion, finely sliced
2 large oranges, peeled and membranes removed, cut into segments
A handful of slivered almonds
20g flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
30g mint leaves, picked and finely chopped (retain 10g for garnishing)
Pomegranate arils, for garnishing

Dressing:
4 tbsp pomegranate molasses
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 large clove of garlic, finely chopped
1 red chilli (medium heat), finely chopped
Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

How I make it

First make the dressing by combining all the ingredients. Transfer into a large bowl.

Add all the other ingredients and combine.

Garnish with mint leaves and pomegranate arils and serve straight away.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.