This 3 ingredient pomegranate marinade for pork is easy, delicious, and packed with a pomegranate nutrition punch.
I received free samples of POM Wonderful mentioned in this post. By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by POM Wonderful and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
How this Pork Loin Fits into My Lifestyle
I’ve known about pomegranates for a while, but not really until I attended Blog Brulee last year (and this year) did I really get to know the wonders of pomegranates, and most importantly, pomegranate juice. POM Wonderful was one of the sponsors, and I was introduced to how delicious POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice is in drinks and sauces, and lots of other food. Since that first introduction, I was sold, and I’ve been adding it to my drinks, salad dressings, and now marinades. I couldn’t be happier with how delicious and stupidly easy these recipes are. Really, my absolute favorite thing about using POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice is that it’s so packed with delicious and nutritious flavor, that it cuts down on my ingredient list in the recipes I use it in. That means I save time and energy while cooking. As you know, this is a big deal!
Here’s a few recipes that I’ve made with POM Wonderful & absolutely love:
How it’ll make your life easier and better
Not only is POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice delicious and versatile, but I’ve found that the bold sweetness and tanginess in the bottle means needing to add fewer ingredients to dishes it’s in. If you’re like me and want to keep cooking simple, but still wants to eat deliciously and nutritiously, POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice is the perfect year-round pantry staple.
In addition to simplifying your cooking while still eating deliciously, POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice is packed with nutrition. For example, research that includes POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice uses 8 oz per day in its studies on muscle strength recovery, memory and cognition, microbiome, and more. That’s because POM Wonderful 100% Juice is powered by antioxidants. The pomegranate is whole-pressed, meaning a unique blend of polyphenol antioxidants from two whole pomegranates – including its fruit, pith and rind – is found in each 8 oz bottle. That means that you’ll be getting important and functional nutrients from the juice that you wouldn’t get from just eating the fruit. This makes quite the case for drinking juice vs the fruit, doesn’t it?!
Well, with all that said, here’s my new favorite marinade recipe and instructions to make this pomegranate balsamic marinated pork that’s really to die for. If you’d like a delicious salad to pair with your pork I’d recommend pairing it with this one: warm kale salad with a pomegranate balsamic reduction.
Quick Notes on this Recipe
Place pork loin in oven safe glass or ceramic pot with cover. Pour about a cup of the marinade into the pan you’ll cook the pork into.
Reserve the rest to make into a reduction. You can use this tangy reduction as a salad dressing, sauce for beef or pork, or even over a rice bowl.
The pomegranate balsamic glaze is delicious over the pork, and on a salad, and over lots of other dishes.
here’s the full recipe:
Pomegranate Balsamic Marinated Pork Loin
- 3 cups POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1 medium shallot diced
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2-3 pound pork loin trimmed
- Mix together POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice, balsamic vinegar, diced shallot, and salt. Pour into deep pan or plastic bag to marinate pork in. Place pork in marinade.
- Place in fridge, marinate for at least 4 hours. Turn pork at least once to cover the whole loin in marinade for best results.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, place pork loin in deep covered dish. Pour about 1 cup of marinade into dish. Cook for about 60 minutes, or until pork is cooked through, to at least 145 degrees F.
- While pork is cooking, reduce remaining marinade to use as a sauce or dressing. Pour remaining marinade into small pot over medium-high heat on the stove. Stir occasionally with a whisk. Should take about 15 minutes to reduce to a syrup consistency. (bubbles will grow larger and will reduce in volume). Remove from heat once reached. Refrigerate until use.
- Remove pork from oven when cooked to desired doneness. Let rest for at least 20 minutes. Slice pork loin into 1" thick slices, serve over salad or with other sides.
PS: Take this marinade recipe to use as a marinade AND a salad dressing OR all around great sauce. Here’s to multi-functioning recipes for your busy life!
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