Tomato and Pomegranate Salad Recipe

by Kathy Smith

Here is a dish featured in the New York Times that melds the best flavors of summer into a robust salad. Serve it alongside grilled chicken, preferably in the back yard, summer nipping at the heels.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 2 pints mixed small or cherry tomatoes, of varying colors
  • 2 teaspoons za’atar
  • 3 ½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Seeds from 1 pomegranate
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, seeds removed and very thinly sliced
  • ½ small red onion, peeled and very thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, torn into pieces
  • ⅓ cup loosely packed fresh mint leaves, torn into pieces
  • 1 ½ teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Flaky sea salt
  • 3 ½ ounces manouri or feta cheese, broken into small chunks

PREPARATION

  1. Halve or quarter the tomatoes so that they are all roughly the same size, and place them in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix the za’atar with 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil, and set aside.
  3. To the bowl with tomatoes, add the pomegranate seeds, sliced pepper and onion, the herbs, lemon juice, the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil and 1 teaspoon of salt.
  4. Gently mix the salad, then transfer it to a large shallow bowl or serving platter, and dot it with the cheese.
  5. Drizzle the za’atar mixture over the salad and serve.

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