Pomegranate-Ginger Vinaigrette for #FreshTastyValentines

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Welcome to another fabulous event hosted by Culinary Adventures with Camilla.  I have been involved in a number of events that Camilla has organized, including #HotSummerEats, #TripleSBites, and #10DaysofTailgate.  I jumped at the chance to be a part of #FreshTastyValentines.   Camilla is the most organized and gets the most generous sponsors.   Just take a look at the generous businesses that have helped with this event:

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These are all extremely excellent products and companies!   Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the sponsors.

On opening day of #FreshTastyValentines, I wanted to highlight Gourmet Garden.  They are always uber generous with their products.  See:

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See all the great products, PLUS these come in great insulated, reusable totes.

 

In the dead of winter, these are my go-to products for herbs.  And, truth be told, I use a lot of these products during the summer too, especially for herbs that I don’t grow like lemongrass.   I absolutely adore their ginger paste.  It has saved my knuckles countless scrapes from not having to grate ginger.  🙂

For my first recipe for #FreshTastyValentines, I present a lovely pink-hued vinaigrette utilizing Gourmet Garden Ginger Paste.

Pomegranate-Ginger Vinaigrette

1 garlic clove, minced
1 shallot, minced
1/3 c. pomegranate juice
2 T. white balsamic vinegar
1/2 T. Gourmet Garden Ginger Paste
1/2 c. grape seed oil
Himalayan sea salt, to taste

In a small bowl, whisk together garlic, shallot, juice, vinegar and Gourmet Garden Ginger Paste.  Slowly whisk in grape seed oil.

Taste and season with salt.

Serve on a green salad or drizzle on freshly steamed veggies.

Pomegranate-Ginger Vinaigrette from Eliot's Eats for #FreshTastyValentines

Pomegranate-Ginger Vinaigrette

I used this dressing on a chopped kale salad with sliced mangoes, blood oranges, pomegranate arils, and a few sunflower seeds.

chopped kale salad from Eliot's Eats

Chopped kale salad with mangoes, blood oranges, pomegranate arils, and sunflower seeds.

 

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(Disclaimer:   I did receive complimentary products from Gourmet Garden for participating in #FreshTastyValentines.  I have received no additional compensation for this post and the opinions expressed here are solely my own.   My recipe shared in the review of this product was not sponsored.) 

 

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This week I will utilize products from Not Ketchup, T. Lish, Woodbridge, Bob’s Redmill, Mann’s produce and Kitchen IQ.  Stay tuned for Tangerine-Hatch Chile Sweet Potato Fries with Yogurt Sauce, Orange-Hemp Cookies, Lemongrass Rissotto with Sugarsnap Peas and Shitakes, and Asian-Sesame Turkey Meatloaf.  I will also highlight great products from Uncommon Goods (love, love, love this catalog), Casabella, and Envy.    Stay tuned.

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