Tu B’Shvat: Tomato & pomegranate Salad
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A refreshing and delicious way to incorporate pomegranate, one of the seven species in your tu b’shvat meal / seder. Recipe by Yotam Ottolenghi.
200 g red cherry tomatoes, cut into 0.5 cm dice
200 g yellow cherry tomatoes, cut into 0.5 cm dice
200 g tiger (or plum) tomatoes, cut into 0.5 cm dice
4 medium vine tomatoes, cut into 0.5 cm dice (500 g net)
1 red pepper, cut into 0.5 cm dice (120 g net)
1 small red onion, finely diced (120 g net)
2 cloves garlic, crushed
0.5 tsp ground allspice
2 tsp white wine vinegar
1.5 tbsp pomegranate molasses
60 ml olive oil, plus a little extra to drizzle at the end
1 pomegranate, seeds removed (170 g of seeds)
1 tbsp picked small oregano leaves, to garnish
Salt and black pepper
In a large bowl, mix together the tomatoes, red pepper and onion and set aside.
In a small bowl whisk the garlic, allspice, vinegar, pomegranate molasses, olive oil, and 1/3rd teaspoon of salt, until well combined. Pour this over the tomatoes and gently mix.
Arrange the tomatoes and the juices on a large flat plate. Sprinkle over the pomegranate seeds and oregano and finish with a drizzle of olive oil.