Tomato and Roasted Lemon Salad

by | Apr 8, 2021 | Recipes

Tomatoes are a fresh and flavorful way to add vitamins A, C, and K to any summer dish Tomatoes, red onions, and pomegranate seeds all contain antioxidants that improve health and help our bodies prevent disease.


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tomato and roasted lemon salad
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean, Mediterranean Diet
Diet Gluten Free


  • 2 medium lemons halved crosswise, seeds removed, and cut into paper-thin slices
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp superfine sugar
  • 8 sage leaves finely shredded
  • 2 ⅔ cups baby tomatoes yellow or red or mixture of both, halved
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • cup flat leaf parsley
  • ½ cup cup mint leaves
  • Seeds of 1 small pomegranate 2/3 cup
  • 1 ½ Tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • ½ small red onion thinly sliced (~ 1⁄2 cup)
  • Salt and black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 325°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Bring small saucepan of water to a boil, add the lemon slices, and blanch for 2 minutes.
  • Drain well, place the lemon in a bowl, and add 1 tablespoon of the oil, 1⁄2 teaspoon salt, the sugar, and the sage.
  • Gently mix, then spread the lemon mixture onto prepared baking sheet. Place in oven and cook for 20 minutes, until the lemons have dried out a little. Remove and set aside to cool.
  • In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, allspice, parsley, mint, pomegranate seeds, molasses, onion, remaining 2 tablespoons oil, 1⁄4 teaspoon salt, and some freshly ground pepper.
  • Add the lemon slices, stir gently, and serve.


Recipe from Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi
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