Fresh Cherry and Pomegranate Dressing

12:29 am on 25 November 2008
Food and wine
Yuletide festive ideas with Catherine Bell from Dish magazine and John Hawkesby our roving wine expert. (duration: 14′39″)
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  • 3 tablespoons sour cherry syrup
  • juice of 2 limes plus zest of 1 lime
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 300 grams cherries, pitted
  • 1 ripe pomegranate


Whisk the sour cherry syrup, lime juice, zest, chilli, garlic and oil in a bowl. Season and stir in the cherries.

Cut the pomegranate in half through the equator and scoop out the seeds over a sieve, making sure you pick out all the membrane. Add the juice and seeds to the cherry dressing.

John Hawkesby’s wine suggestion

Pinot Noir
Kumeu River Village 2007
Clayridge 2006

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