Cooking with Jpost: Special Rosh Hashana pomegranate salsa

Chef Yochanan shows you the secret to cooking a simple, flavor-filled colorful salsa.

Cooking with Jpost: Pomegranate salsa
The great thing about Rosh Hashana is the pomegranates - loads and loads of them.
And with the festival around the corner, check out this simple pomegranate, mango and mint salsa recipe that will be sure to impress your family and friends. 
Follow Chef Yochanan Lambiase's easy instructions to make your very own delicious New Year treat - pomegranate salsa.
What you will need:
Wooden spoon
Glass bowl 
1 x pomegranate
1 x de-seeded and diced tomato
1 x diced mango
1/2 x diced red onion
1 x tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 x tbsp olive oil
chopped mint
Ground mill pepper
Sea salt 
STEP 1 - Hit pomegranate to your heart's content
Open pomegranate and using the palm of your hand hit first half repeatedly with wooden spoon. No super-human strength necessary. Within seconds all the seeds will be in the bowl.  Repeat with second half of pomegranate.
STEP 2 - Throw in some color 
Pour diced tomatoes, mango, onion and mint into bowl.
Gently toss the ingredients with spoon.
Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinegar on top of salsa. 
Add salt and pepper and toss salsa again.
Your tropical rainbow-colored salsa is ready to go. 
Chef Yochanan Lambiase heralds from five generations of chefs from Southern Italy. He trained under some of the most famous Michelin Star Chefs in the world. He was the founder of the Jerusalem Culinary Institute Chef Yochanan appears regularly on radio and television as well as contributing cooking articles. Now, through the videos of cooking with, Chef Yochanan will guide you through a tantalizing and trendy gourmet kosher experience Contact Chef Yochanan at [email protected] for information about his exciting culinary and wine tasting tours, cooking classes, culinary happenings and out of the box culinary events. Don't forget to visit Yochanan's Facebook fan page for more tricks and recipes!