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 tsp. sesame seeds, toasted
- 1 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 tsp. sumac
- 1 tsp. ground coriander
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- ½ tsp. chili flakes
- In a medium bowl, combine the pomegranate seeds, tomatoes, yellow pepper, and red onion.
- Add the basil and mint and mix everything well.
- Next, add the Za’atar and lemon juice. Mix everything and taste. Add a bit of salt if desired.
- 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.
- Category: On the Side
- Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keywords: tomato and pomegranate salad with Za'atar