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Turkish Chopped Salad with Pomegranate Seeds

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 30 min.
Cook Time: 10 min.
Total: 40 min.
Fresh vegetables are mixed with a savory pomegranate dressing and topped with tangy feta cheese. Serve with pita bread.


  • Pomegranate Dressing1 cup pomegranate juice
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 shallots, peeled and minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • Turkish Chopped Salad with Pomegranate Seeds2 large vine-ripened tomatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
  • 2 red or green chiles (remove seeds for a milder salad)
  • 1 sweet red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 Tbs parsley, chopped
  • 1 Tbs fresh mint, chopped
  • 3/4 cup halloumi cheese or feta cheese (optional)
  • 3/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 6 pita or flat breads
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste


  • Pomegranate DressingPut the pomegranate juice in a stainless steel saucepan and cook it over medium-low heat until reduced to 1/4 cup; set pomegranate reduction aside.
  • In a bowl combine 3 tablespoons of pomegranate reduction, red wine vinegar, shallots, kosher salt, and pepper; whisk until the salt is dissolved.
  • Slowly add the oil as you continue to whisk; set aside. If it separates, just re-whisk before dressing the greens.
  • Combine the chopped tomatoes, cucumber, chiles, and bell pepper in a bowl. Mix in the parsley and mint, and toss it with the pomegranate dressing.
  • Garnish the salad with the crumbled cheese and pomegranate seeds.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with warm pita or flat breads.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 612
  Calories from Fat 363 (59%)
(63%)Total Fat 41g
(39%)Saturated Fat 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 28g
(6%)Cholesterol 17mg
(16%)Sodium 385mg
(26%)Potassium 895mg
Total Carbohydrate 57g
(16%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 16g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(21%)Protein 10g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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