This pomegranate tomato salad recipe is another attempt at a gorgeous, not-your-average lettuce salad. A great way to add flavor and brightness to the dinner table. Not to mention the boost of vitamin C and antioxidants!

Tomato Salad topped with pomegranate seeds

I can’t take full credit for the idea; this pomegranate tomato salad is a version of one I saw in Yotum Ottolenghi’s Plenty More—a beautiful cookbook with all sorts of vibrant vegetarian recipes.

Colorful Pomegranate Tomato Salad in a bowl ready to be served

This is another tomato salad recipe with Eastern Mediterranean undertones to it.  So few ingredients combined in a surprisingly delightful way. Slightly sweet, but sharp and tangy pomegranates, compliment the savory, sunny sweetness of tomatoes. Enhanced with fresh mint and shallots.

Pomegranate Tomato Salad served with bread

Two small notes. You can use a variety of tomatoes, if you want to add even more interest. But be sure to use ripe tomatoes.  And don’t underestimate a simple dressing with quality extra virgin olive oil! To this tomato salad dressing, we add in fresh garlic, along with a pinch of allspice and sumac, which add appropriate earthiness.

Check out the recipe below:

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Mediterranean Pomegranate Tomato Salad | The Mediterranean Dish. This Mediterranean salad uses so few ingredients. So bright and flavor-packed! Tangy pomegranates and sunny sweet tomatoes are the perfect combination, with fresh mint and shallots! And the dressing is amazing! From TheMediterraneanDish.com

Pomegranate Tomato Salad Recipe


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This pomegranate tomato salad recipe is another attempt at a gorgeous, not-your-average lettuce salad. A great way to add flavor and brightness to the dinner table. Not to mention the boost of vitamin C and antioxidants!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 5 tomatoes on the vine, diced very small (about 3 packed cups of small diced tomatoes)
  • 1 green bell pepper, cored and chopped
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • Seeds (arils) of 2 pomegranates
  • 10-15 fresh mint leaves, torn
  • Salt

For dressing


Instructions

  1. Place the chopped tomatoes in a colander fitted on top of a bowl for 15 minutes or so. This is an optional step, but will help drain a bit of the tomato juice.
  2. In a salad bowl, add the chopped tomatoes with the remaining salad ingredients. Season with salt. Mix gently.
  3. In a small bowl or mason jar, mix the dressing ingredients.
  4. Pour the dressing over the salad and mix to combine. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Counter top
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Pomegranate Tomato Salad Recipe, tomato salad, pomegranate, salad,

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Mediterranean Pomegranate Tomato Salad | The Mediterranean Dish. This Mediterranean salad uses so few ingredients. So bright and flavor-packed! Tangy pomegranates and sunny sweet tomatoes are the perfect combination, with fresh mint and shallots! And the dressing is amazing! From TheMediterraneanDish.com

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I'm Suzy; born and bred right on the shores of the Mediterranean. I'm all about easy, healthy recipes with big Mediterranean flavors. Three values guide my cooking: eat with the seasons; use whole foods; and above all, share! So happy you're here...
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  1. Hi Suzy,

    I'm so in love with your recipes, your website now is the only go to source of food ideas.

    All love from Egypt and keep the good work and the lovely spirit

  2. I cooked this dish today and hubby and I loved it. I would give it 10 stars if I could, there was so much deliciousness! The taste totally lived up to the aromatics that filled my kitchen during the cooking process. Thank you for this site and for sharing so many wonderful recipes where the food and spices are the focus...and not heavy sauces.

    1. Thanks so much for sharing, Janice! I am so glad you enjoyed it. Than you for the kind comment.

  3. I love pomegranate in my salad too. Here I buy them already removed in a container and my kids enjoy it. The best part it really can make a salad so pretty.

  4. This is such a delicious summery salad..im pinning this for later in the year..I love the pomegranate seeds

  5. What a gorgeous salad! I love all the ingredients you added, but I especially love pomegranate seeds! Yum! I am putting this on my must make list!!