Beet and Pomegranate Salad

Erez Komarovski

Lehem Erez - Israel

Komarovski made this salad with raw beets, but you could easily use roasted beets, which will have a more intense flavor, if less of a crunch. Toss just before serving. Date honey, called silan, can be found in Middle Eastern stores. It is a syrup made from dates, not honey. Look for a top-quality silan, dark in color without sugar.


  • 1 1/4 pounds raw beets, peeled, and finely diced
  • 2 pomegranates, seeds only
  • 1 small green chile, seeded and minced
  • Juice of 4 limes, about 1/3 cup
  • 1 small bunch fresh cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons silan
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seed, toasted and ground
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1/3 cup toasted walnuts, coarsely chopped (optional)


Combine all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Adjust the seasoning to taste.


6 to 8 servings