Tangy Olive Salad


This was a tangy little salad that I think would be fabulous as a bruschetta ...
on top of a nice piece of toasted turkish bread !!

I enjoyed it the other night as a side dish to tortilla espanola.
Rory thought it was a bit tart.
The kids ... well, my two are such little troopers.
They really do eat everything I put in front of them with very little complaint.
I was surprised to not hear one complaint about the raw onion in this ...
Alia did ask if the red stuff was tomato or capsicum.
Once she knew it was tomato, she had no other issues !!

I used this recipe as a base but adapted it because I couldn't find fresh parsley and had fresh chives in my garden ... Also, I used olives with pimento in them ... next time I won't.

Here's how I made it this time ....

1 cup green olives
1/2 a red onion
a few small spring onions
fresh herbs
juice of 1/2 a lemon
1 tomato ( I may add two next time)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp pomegranate molasses

Chop tomato, onions and herbs and place in bowl with olives.
Squeeze the lemon into the bowl ... preferably using your handy dandy citrus press.
Pour salad onto a plate add olive oil and pomegranate molasses.

Serve ...


Liz M. said...

what the heck is pomegranate molasses?

Bonnie said...

Jill ...

Look HERE.

Toni said...

What a pretty salad. All those colour look great (at least) hehehe

Have to click the pom link too. I've got no idea what that is :D

Sabba and Nanny said...

We finally tried this the other night. Mom had to search all over town but finally found pomegranate molasses. The salad was excellent.

Kath said...

FYI, pomegranate molasses is easily found at any Middle Eastern grocery store. I found this out after stopping at every natural grocery store in my driving radius and being met with blank stares, going home and searching on the words, finding out it is used extensively in M.E. cooking, calling the Sultan Market and having the clerk's response be..."sure". The unvoiced "duh" was clearly heard even over the phone line! In the course of my searches I have found some yummy sounding recipes that I am going to try while using up the rest of the bottle! For example, brush it on the skin of chicken before roasting it...that is going on the menu soon! Gotta go, I'm off to search on whether I can braise in the crockpot; if I can I'm going to braise veal shin with leeks, carrots and fennel, and add pomegranate molasses to the stew for extra flavor just before serving... tomorrow!

zerrin said...

I got rally happy to see the adapted version of my olive salad recipe here. And this one seems fantastic! And also it has that Turkish style. Just a small note if you don't mind: Sumac adds a great flavor to this salad, if you have the chance of finding it, try it next time.