• Iris Windsor

Healthy Eating

Updated: Jun 24, 2019

Tomato and Pomegranate Salad




This is a great simple salad to make, especially at the time of year when there are lots of tomatoes in season and lots of varieties available. It is quick to make and the dressing is delicious and any left over is also suitable for a simple tossed salad


Tomatoes are definitely the hero of this dish so be sure to find the freshest and sweetest that you can find.


I often take my inspiration from Yottam Ottelenghi who is my favourite "go to" Chef

He always uses beautiful fresh produce and his flavour combinations are amazing. This salad always has a very "Gourmet" look, but gives a delicious fresh boost to a BBQ, grill or roast


This recipe is no exception


Tomato and Pomegranate Salad

Ingredients

200g red cherry tomatoes, cut in halves 200g yellow cherry tomatoes, cut in halves

200gms grape tomatoes, cut in halves 200g tiger (or plum) tomatoes, cut into 1cm dice 2 medium vine tomatoes, cut into ½cm dice (500g net) 1 red pepper, cut into ½ cm dice (120g net) 1 small red onion, finely diced (120g net)


Dressing 2 cloves garlic, crushed ½ tsp ground allspice 2 tsp white wine vinegar 1½ tbsp pomegranate molasses 60ml olive oil, plus a little extra to drizzle at the end


To Serve 1 pomegranate, seeds removed (170g of seeds) 1 tbsp picked small oregano leaves, to garnish Salt and black pepper

Serves four


Method

1. In a large bowl, mix together the tomatoes, red pepper and onion and set aside. 2. In a small bowl whisk the garlic, allspice, vinegar, pomegranate molasses, olive oil, and 1/3rd teaspoon of salt, until well combined.

3. Pour this over the tomatoes and gently mix. 4. Arrange the tomatoes and the juices on a large flat plate.

5. Sprinkle over the pomegranate seeds and oregano and finish with a drizzle of olive oil.

Note

Fresh pomegranate can sometimes be unavailable or very expensive. the pomegranate give a very interesting flavour boost to the tomatoes, so dont skip it. Most supermarkets carry pomegranate arils in the freezer section near the frozen berries. These are very good and you can use 1/3 to 1/2 of the box and leave the remainder in the freezer for next time. Just spoon out the amount you need and use frozen

Sometimes, I just use a couple of boxes of the mixed heirloom tomatoes.


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