Syrian Green Olive Salad

This Green Olive Salad Recipe has fresh ingredients and Mediterranean flavors. Sumac, pomegranate molasses and lemon juice make it a mouthwateringly tangy salad that is perfect to serve on a party table. It is quite satisfying and makes a wonderful light lunch or as appetizer too, but in Syria it would be served with cheese for breakfast

You can enjoy this salad with some warm bread or crackers. It is a great addition to sandwiches or snack boards and it is good for levelling up pasta, tuna salads or mixed greens.

You can prepare a big batch and store it in the fridge and it will last for weeks thanks to the olive oil.




1 red or white onion, chopped

¼ teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon sumac

1 green onion, chopped (optional)

1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

¼ cup parsley, chopped

¼ cup fresh dill, chopped

1 cup green olives (pit removed)



1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses



In a medium bowl, combine chopped onion, salt and sumac. Massage them with your hand so that all pieces are coated with salt and sumac.

Add in the chopped green onions, tomatoes, parsley and dill. Toss in the green olives.

Whisk together the lemon juice, pomegranate molasses and olive oil.

Pour it over the salad and stir well.


Lara Khouli