I've been dreaming about this salad for forever and pushed myself to post it in time for Rosh Hashanah. It is the perfect salad to add to your menu- full of simanim (the symbolic foods of this holiday) like cabbage, carrots, pomegranate, apples, and honey. Pomegranate syrup or molasses is used to give this dressing a delicious and unique tart and sweet flavor. I can find it in my local grocery store but if you cant find it you can also boil down pomegranate juice until thick and syrupy. This salad could use a dose of toasted almonds but I left it out because many people traditionally stay away from nuts on Rosh Hashanah but if that is not your tradition, definitely add them. Shana tova!
For the Salad:
8 cups or about 500 grams shredded cabbage, about half of a medium cabbage (alternatively you can use pre- packaged coleslaw mix and omit the carrots)
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup of sliced scallions
1 red apple, sliced into thin strips
1 green apple, sliced into thin strips
1 yellow apple, sliced into thin strips
2 tsp lime or lemon juice
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
2 Tbl freshly chopped mint, optional, but adds great fresh flavor.
Slice the apples and mix with the lime or lemon juice to prevent them from discoloring. In a large bowl, mix the cabbage, carrots, scallions, apples and mint. Add the dressing mix well and garnish with the pomegranate seeds. Re-season with salt and pepper before serving.
For the dressing:
1/4 cup pomegranate syrup
3 Tablespoons honey
1 Tablespoon lime juice
1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons light olive or canola oil
salt and pepper to taste
Whisk all ingredients together and pour over salad.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Making a menu for a two day Chag is hard!! But lots of meals means lots of opportunities to incorporate all the simanim, the symbolic foods of Rosh Hashanah that represent the blessings we hope for the coming year. Here are a few great recipes to help your menu planning. Click on the dish which will give you the link to the recipe.
Red Kubbe Soup
Coconut Zucchini Soup
Jerusalem Artichoke and Leek Soup
Roasted Cauliflower and Leek Soup
Coconut Apricot Chicken Curry
Bourbon Glazed Corned Beef
Honey-Beer Chicken Skewers
Sides and Salads:
Braised Red Cabbage with Apples
Curried Cauliflower and Kale Salad
Celery, Herb, and Date Salad
Quinoa Salad with Roasted Sweets and Beets
Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad
Wild Rice Stuffed Butternut Squash
Curried Waldorf Wheatberry Salad
Black Lentil Couscous Salad with Pomegranate and Pistachios
Spiced Roasted Sweet Potato Salad
Orange Balsamic Glazed Beets
Salt and Pepper Onion Kugel