{Spring Style} Tomato Cucumber Salad

by Catherine on August 1, 2012

in Recipes

feta pomegranate herb salad

The other day Mr. Spring and I were playing the desert island game (you know… if you could only ever have 5…. ever again… what would they be?) and I asked for his top picks of the recipes in my repertoire. I was surprised that this salad came in second* because it’s so simple and I serve it up at least once a week. He loves it because each bite is full of good salad stuff, without any leafy filler to contend with.

feta pomegranate herb salad

Spring Style Tomato Cucumber Salad

(served as a side dish for two)

1. Dice half a continental Cucumber and 1-2 large tomatoes. Transfer to a serving bowl.

2. Over the tomato and cucumber crumble roughly 50g goats cheese and sprinkle the seeds of 1/3 of a pomegranate.**

3. Drizzle the salad with a little olive oil and the juice of half a lemon. Finish with a pinch of sea salt and mixed herbs de Province.

feta pomegranate herb salad

feta pomegranate herb salad

*First place went to Butternut & Nut Butter Soup, Apple Sharlotka took third.

** Pomegranates are a little fiddly. I ply out the seeds with my fingers although lots of cookbooks recommend whacking the back of the fruit with a rolling pin to dislodge the seeds into a waiting bowl. In my experience this method isn’t as effective and creates a lot of splatter. Once the seeds are out, keep them in a mason jar in the fridge for up to a week. They’re great on all kinds of salads and beautiful as garnish on yoghurt dips and all kinds of breakfast dishes.

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

Rachel

This looks amazing! I can’t eat goats cheese, but I wonder if it would he any good with torn bits of fresh, creamy & mild mozzarella?

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Catherine

I think EVERYTHING is made better by soft creamy mozzarella… Good call! & thanks for stopping by The Spring. Catherine

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Charlotte

Oooh this looks so god! Perfect summer food x

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Catherine

Thanks Charlotte, I’ve been posting a lot of wintery food and outfits inspired by the Australian weather so I thought it was time to lighten things up! Thanks for commenting! Catherine

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Emily

Yum!! This looks delicious :)

Love Pomegranate, definitely going to pop one in my trolley next time I’m grocery shopping!

xo

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Lucent Imagery

Hi Catherine, this is making my mouth water! I know better than to read recipe posts at the moment. I look forward to returning to more varied foods in a couple of weeks when I’ve finished my intolerance-testing diet. We had a fun night before the diet that involved whacking pomegranate seeds out of the shell as a group effort! I hope you are well.

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Catherine

Did the whacking the pomegranate method work for you?

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Lucent Imagery

Hee hee. Yes! I was taking photos so didn’t actually whack, but they cut them in half and held them upside down over a bowl and whacked with a wooden spoon! I love that we’re discussing the particulars of whacking a pomegranate :)

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Catherine

Ha! Yes! Pomegranates are such a tricky fruit, it’s sensible to share strategies!

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