Family Friendly Tomato and Pomegranate Salad



2 pints mixed small or cherry tomatoes, of varying colors

1 Cucumber (I usually use English)

2 teaspoons za’atar 

3 ½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 pomegranate (seeds)

⅓ cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, chiffonade

freshly squeezed lemon juice (from 1/2 of a lemon)

1 tsp salt



1.  Halve or quarter the tomatoes so that they are all roughly the same size, cubed the cucumber and place them in a bowl.

2.    Mix two teaspoons of the za’atar with the olive oil and lemon juice and set aside.

3.    To the bowl with tomatoes, add the pomegranate seeds, basil and salt.

4.    Gently mix the salad, drizzle the za’atar mixture over the salad and serve.


This is a regular on our family Shabbat and holiday table.   We often serve it with other fruits when in season. In the summer we love it with fresh peaches and in the winter we enjoy it with Mango.


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