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Hello beautiful warriors!

 

Hope you’re all having a wonderful day filled with happiness and love! Speaking of love, something I talk about a lot is how food is a form of self-care. In fact it’s one of the best forms of self-care there is! The meals and snacks we eat throughout the day are wonderful opportunities to nourish our body, mind and soul.

 

That being said, let’s dive into one of my new favorite recipes which I found through the New York Times. It’s super easy to make and perfect to serve along with other foods.

Healthy Tomato Salad Recipe

I strayed a little bit from the recipe (I was having a lazy Sunday when I made it!), but I’ve provided the original link below if you’d rather have that instead. Experiment and add your own different herbs and spices! I love sprinkling some sumac to add extra flavour.

 

What you need:

 

2 pints mixed cherry tomatoes (different colours really brightens it up).

2 teaspoons za’atar (I didn’t add any but you can either use hummus or Trader Joes has a dip that you can use as a substitute).

1 cucumber (It wasn’t in the original recipe but I thought it made a good addition).

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Seeds from 1 pomegranate (This is a wonderful antioxidant!)

½ chopped yellow bell pepper (deseeded)

½ small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced

1/3 cups fresh basil, torn into pieces.

1/3 cups fresh mint, torn into pieces.

1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice

Flaky sea salt

3 ½ ounces manouri or feta cheese broken into small chunks (I’m not a cheese fan so I skipped but definitely add if you’re looking for some extra flavour).

Directions:

 

Cut the tomatoes into halves or quarters. Throw them into a bowl.

Add the yellow bell pepper, onion, cucumber, pomegranates (throw in whatever else you’d like) .

Mix the herbs, lemon juice, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil.

Add salt and pepper (and any other spices you fancy!).

Mix the salad (if you choose to add the za’tar add it now).

Voila! Easy peasy!

 

Here is the original recipe. Please let me know if you have any suggestions as I’m always looking for ways to improve recipes!

 

Love and light! Xoxo