Veteran food writer Claudia Roden describes this dish as salad as “a thrilling mix of flavours, textures and colours that is almost too glorious to look at. It is a speciality of Gaziantep, a Turkish city on the border with Syria, famous for its gastronomy.”

Claudia Roden’s green olive, walnut and pomegranate salad
(Susan Bell/PA)
Claudia Roden’s green olive, walnut and pomegranate salad
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Nutrition Facts
Green olive, walnut and pomegranate salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Sodium 397mg17%
Potassium 158mg5%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 717IU14%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Green olive, walnut and pomegranate salad

A fresh and crunchy salad
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 4
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Claudia Roden


  • Serving dish
  • Small bowl


  • 100 g good-quality pitted green olives in brine drained
  • 50 g walnuts
  • 3 spring onions chopped
  • 25 g flat-leaf parsley leaves chopped
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • salt, to taste
  • chilli flakes, to taste
  • 3 tbsp pomegranate seeds


  • Coarsely chop the olives and walnuts, place in a serving dish and mix with the spring onions and parsley.
  • In a small bowl, mix the olive oil, lemon juice and pomegranate molasses with a little salt and chilli flakes to taste. Pour over the olives and walnuts and sprinkle with pomegranate seeds.


Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 397mg | Potassium: 158mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 717IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg



Med by Claudia Roden, photography by Susan Bell, is published by Ebury Press.

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