7 Species Cholent

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7 species cholent

This is a lighter, vegetarian cholent to celebrate the New Year for the trees. The recipe has something for everyone. It is heartwarming and delicious.

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  • 6+Servings


  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup wheat berries
  • 1 cup barley
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
  • ½ cup pitted and chopped dates
  • ½ cup stemmed and chopped dried figs
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 7 cups vegetable broth or water
  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, such as Colavita extra virgin olive oil
  • Garnish: Pomegranate arils, chopped flat-leaf parsley


1. Preheat slow cooker to low.

2. Combine onions, carrots, tomato paste, garlic, wheat berries, barley, raisins, Kalamata olives, dates, figs, salt, pepper, and broth or water in the insert of the slow cooker. Drizzle with evoo.

3. Cover and cook overnight.

4. Before serving, scatter arils and parsley over the top.