Recipe of the Day: Roasted Lemon & Tomato Salad

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It’s getting to be that time of year when we are blessed with tomatoes! You will be seeing more tomato recipes from me in the upcoming weeks for sure! As much as I love pizzas I love salads too. I always have a full fridge and basket full of farmers market fresh fruits and veggies! I found this recipe in my daily hunt for all that is delicious. This colorful dish comes from famed chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s new veggie-centric cookbook, Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking from London’s Ottolenghi.

Give it a try and let me know what you think! Feel free to contact us with some of your own recipes and we will gladly post them and give you a shout out! Remember to include pictures if you can!

Roasted Lemon & Tomato Salad
Serves 4

2 medium lemons, halved crosswise, seeds removed, and cut into paper-thin slices (9 oz)
3 tbsp olive oil
½ tsp superfine sugar
8 sage leaves, finely shredded
2 2/3 cups baby tomatoes, yellow or red or a mixture of both, halved
scant ½ tsp ground allspice
1/3 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
½ cup mint leaves
seeds of 1 small pomegranate (2/3 cup)
1½ tbsp pomegranate molasses
½ small red onion, thinly sliced (about ½ cup)
salt and black pepper

Preheat the oven to 325ºF.
Bring a 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, ½ teaspoon salt, the sugar, and the sage. Gently mix and then spread the lemon mixture out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place in the 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, pomegranate molasses, onion, the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, ¼ teaspoon salt, and some freshly ground pepper. Add the lemon slices, stir gently, and serve.


Susy Sedano is a Content Producer at Digital Wellness, a fitness enthusiast and an avid cook of healthy meals. She prides herself on creating healthy dishes for family and friends, and is always on the hunt for new workouts and recipes! Despite her hectic non-stop work and fitness schedules, she is a “girl’s girl” and a student of life!
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