Easy Healthiest Tomato and Pomegranate Salad This is one of my recipes that I can just go on. The definition of freshness; with its sweet; and sour late summer flavours; it is also an utter delight; to look at. But the most incredible thing; about it is that it uses a few ingredients; that I have been lovingly cooking; with for many years; and believed. I knew everything; there was to know about; yet had never thought, of mixing them in such a way. When I came to Istanbul; and them came across to a similar combination of fresh tomatoes; and pomegranate; seeds in a famous; local kebab restaurant; calling Hamdi; right by the Spice Bazaar. It was a proper light; bulb moment; when I realized how the two types; of sweetness the sharp; almost bitter sweetness; of pomegranate and the savoury; sunny sweetness of tomato can complement; each other so gloriously. Use four tomato types. It is caused by to make the salad more interesting visually; and in flavou you can easily use fewer; just as long as they; are ripe and sweet.
200 g yellow cherry tomatoes; cut into 0.5 cm dice
200 g tiger (or plum) tomatoes; cut into 0.5 cm dice
1 red pepper; cut into 0.5 cm dice (120 g)
1 small red onion; finely diced (120 g)
2 garlic cloves; crushed
½ teaspoon ground allspice
2 teaspoon white wine vinegar
25 ml pomegranate molasses
¾ tablespoon small oregano leaves
60 ml olive oil, plus a little extra to finish
seeds of 1 large pomegranate (170 g)
Oven temperatures are for conventional; if using fan forced (convection); reduce the temperature by 20˚C. We use Australian tablespoons; and cups: 1 tsp equals 5 ml; 1 tbsp equals 20 ml; 1 cup equals 250 ml. All herbs are fresh (unless specified); and cups are lightly packed. All vegetables; are medium size; and peeled, unless specified. All eggs are 55-60 g, unless specified.
Mix all together the tomatoes; red pepper; and onion in a large bowl; and set aside.
In a small bowl; whisk the garlic, allspice, vinegar, pomegranate molasses, olive oil, and ⅓ tsp of salt, until well combined. Pour this over the tomatoes; and gently mix.
Arrange the tomatoes; and their juices on a large flat plate. Sprinkle over the pomegranate seeds; and oregano. Finish with a drizzle; of olive oil and serve.