Ali Leonard recreates Ottolenghi's tomato and pomegranate salad recipe

In the Kitchen

This is a recipe I found in Ottelengi's Plenty More. I didn't follow the amount of tomatoes in the recipe. I used some of the gorgeous Heirloom tomatoes I picked up at Curious Cropper's last weekend.

The dressing was perfect! Definitely making this again... probably tonight.

These days you can usually find the pomegranate already seeded for you too!

- Ali Leonard.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 200g red cherry tomatoes, cut into 0.5cm dice
  • 200g yellow cherry tomatoes, cut into 0.5cm dice
  • 200g tiger (or plum) tomatoes, cut into 0.5cm dice
  • 500g medium vine tomatoes, cut into 0.5cm dice
  • 1 red pepper, cut into 0.5cmdiced 
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1½ tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 60ml olive oil, plus a little extra to finish
  • seeds of 1 large pomegranate (abot 170g)
  • 1 tbsp small oregano leaves
  • salt and pepper

METHOD:

1. Mix together the tomatoes, red pepper and onion in a large bowl and set aside.

2. In a small bowl whisk the garlic, allspice, vinegar, pomegranate molasses, olive oil and 1/3 teaspoon of salt, until well combined.

3. Pour this over the tomatoes and gently mix.

4. 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.