Throughout central Asia, pomegranates and sweet, mild yellow onions are used together in endlessly inventive ways; this pungent and refreshing dish, as much condiment as salad, is perfect with grilled beef or lamb.
Delicious, Quick Side Dishes
1 large Spanish or Bermuda onion (1 pound), halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise
1 tablespoon coarse salt
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon pomegranate syrup
1/2 teaspoon sugar
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint leaves
1/2 cup fresh pomegranate seeds
How to Make It
In a medium bowl, toss the onion slices with the salt and let stand for 20 minutes. Rinse the onion in 2 changes of cold water and pat dry.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, pomegranate syrup, sugar and cayenne. Add the onion and mint and toss well. Transfer the salad to a plate and garnish with the pomegranate seeds.
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