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Milk Street Bowtie Turkish Tomato and Onion Salad with Olive Oil and Pomegranate Molasses

Turkish Tomato and Onion Salad with Olive Oil and Pomegranate Molasses

4 Servings

45 minutes 20 minutes active

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This is our version of the bright, bracing salad that we had in Manzara Restaurant in Söğüt, Turkey. The dish often is part of a Turkish meze spread, but we think it also is an ideal accompaniment to just about any type of grilled meat or kebabs. The salad comes together easily, but it’s important to use ripe, flavorful tomatoes. We find cocktail tomatoes (sometimes sold as Campari tomatoes) to be dependably sweet and tasty no matter the season. Also, look for pomegranate molasses made without sugar (check the label), as its flavor is fruitier and more nuanced than brands containing added sweetener.

4

Servings

Tip

Don’t bypass the step of allowing the onion to marinate in the pomegranate molasses-lemon mixture. The acidity mellows the allium’s pungency. It’s also important to allow the salad to stand at room temperature for about 15 minutes before serving to allow the tomatoes to soften slightly and to give the flavors a chance to meld.

45 minutes

20 minutes active

½ medium white onion, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
2 tablespoons lemon juice
Kosher salt and ground black pepper
⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1½ pounds cocktail tomatoes, cored, each cut into 6 wedges
2 teaspoons dried mint (optional)
1 cup lightly packed fresh flat-leaf parsley, torn
½ cup lightly packed fresh dill, minced
Ingredients
  • ½

    medium white onion, thinly sliced

  • 3
  • 2

    tablespoons lemon juice

  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper

  • pounds cocktail tomatoes, cored, each cut into 6 wedges

  • 2

    teaspoons dried mint (optional)

  • 1

    cup lightly packed fresh flat-leaf parsley, torn

  • ½

    cup lightly packed fresh dill, minced

Directions

Turkish Tomato and Onion Salad with Olive Oil and Pomegranate Molasses

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Reviews
Louise W.
July 29, 2022
tomato salad
the best tomato salad I've ever had this is my go to salad now
Jan G.
June 17, 2022
Delicious!
The salad dressing is so flavorful and brings out the best in the tomatoes.
William F.
June 1, 2022
easy and delicious
made this as written and loved it! Now I want to add these onions to all my salads.
Scott P.

This salad is tasty, for sure. I can imagine pairing it with pita bread. Next time, next time.