zesty tomato and pomegranate salad with Za'atar

tomato and pomegranate salad in glass bowl with sliced yellow pepper and red onion and fresh basil and mint and bowl of Za'atar spice blemd

Super fresh and zesty tomato and pomegranate salad with fresh herbs, and the unique flavor of Za’atar delivers a big punch of sweet, sour, and crunch.


  • The seeds from 1 pomegranate (see my instructions about on how to remove the seeds)
  • 2 pints (4 cups) cherry tomatoes, rinsed and cut in half
  • 1 small yellow bell pepper, cored, de-seeded and sliced into thin strips (you can also dice it if you like)
  • 1 small red onion, peeled, cut in half and thinly sliced into half-moons
  • 1/3 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, chopped or torn into small pieces
  • 1/3 cup fresh mint leaves, chopped or torn into small pieces
  • 2 tsp. za’atar (or more depending on taste)
  • ½ fresh lemon juice (2 Tbsp.)
  • Pinch of flaky sea salt (optional)

Za’atar spice blend

  • 1 tspsesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tspsumac
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tspchili flakes


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the pomegranate seeds, tomatoes, yellow pepper, and red onion.
  2. Add the basil and mint and mix everything well.
  3. Next, add the Za’atar and lemon juice. Mix everything and taste. Add a bit of salt if desired.
  4. You can serve this salad immediately or put in the refrigerator and serve it later.


  • There are several varieties of Za’atar spice blend available in supermarkets or specialty shops. The ingredients and amounts may vary slightly.
  • The flavor of pomegranate salad will become more intense over time, so be mindful if you decide to add more Za’atar or salt.

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