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Ottolenghi’s tomato and pomegranate salad

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Ottolenghi does it again

Ottolenghi's latest cookbook, Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking From London's Ottolenghi, is every bit as phenomenal as his last three cookbooks. Ottolenghi has a knack for making vegetables look as alluring as the most tempting dessert. If you are trying to increase your vegetable intake, Ottolenghi can show you the way.

Opening the cookbook, I was not disappointed and didn't have to go further than the first recipe to find a recipe I had to make. This Turkish tomato and pomegranate salad looks like a bowl full of jewels. It is easy, healthy and mouth-watering. I make a few small changes to the quantities and substitute fresh mint for the oregano.

Perfect for the holidays

This salad is a beautiful and healthy addition to any holiday meal. It can be made several hours in advance and will hold refrigerated or at room temperature.

Tomatoes

Ottolenghi calls for nearly 8 cups of tomatoes to serve 4. I found one cup of tomatoes per person is plenty. I use about half cherry tomatoes and a mixture of other colorful and flavorful tomatoes. Use the best tomatoes you can find.

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Pomegranates and pomegranate molasses

See my post to learn the easiest way to seed pomegranates. Pomegranate molasses can be purchased at Middle Eastern markets, or here on Amazon.

Other cookbooks by Yotem Ottolenghi

Jerusalem

A collaboration between Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, both born in Jerusalem, that explores the cross-cultural food that defines Jerusalem.

Plenty

120 vibrant vegetable recipes.

Ottolenghi: the Cookbook

Includes recipes from the four Ottolenghi restaurants in London.

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Ottolenghi's tomato and pomegranate salad

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Yield 4 servings

Yotam Ottolenghi's Turkish-inspired tomato and pomegranate salad is as beautiful as it is tasty. Here is my version of this flavorful and easy pomegranate fruit salad.

Ingredients

For the dressing

  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
  • 1/2 t ground allspice
  • 2 t white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 t pomegranate molasses
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil
  • Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste

For the salad

  • 4 cups mixed tomatoes, chopped in 1/4" pieces
  • 1 red pepper cut in 1/4" pieces
  • 3/4 cup chopped red onion, in 1/4" pieces
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 small handful fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped

Instructions

For the dressing

  1. Put garlic and allspice in a small bowl. Stir in vinegar and molasses to combine. Slowly whisk in olive oil to create an emulsion. Season to taste and set aside.

For the salad

  1. Combine tomatoes, peppers and onion in a bowl. Gently toss with salad dressing and spread out on a large flat bowl. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and mint leaves. Serve.

 

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5 COMMENTS

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  1. I love his recipes in general and this sounds great. (And I have the book but have barely looked at it yet!)

  2. Julia Woods says:

    Delicious and simple. This recipe is a life-saver!

  3. Julia Woods says:

    I had eight of my pickiest friends over for a potluck dinner last weekend (a vegan, a vegetarian, two gluten-intolerants, one person with a nut allergy, and the remaining three seem to have an aversion to vegetables in general.) A very tough crowd to please… initially I had no idea what to make.

    And then I spent about five minutes looking through SNFD and I found Ottolenghi’s tomato & pomegranate salad and my crisis was solved! Everyone at the table loved it, even the anti-vegetable people– because who could resist the combination of pomegranates, tomatoes, mint, and red pepper? (Granted, I didn’t have the pomegranate molasses for the dressing, but it was still a huge hit at the potluck.) I’d have taken a picture of it to send to you, but it got devoured before I thought to grab my phone.

  4. Suji says:

    Love his recipes

    1. Kim Pawell says:

      Me too Suji!

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