Pomegranate, Apple and Date Salad

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Pomegranate, apple and date salad

Besides being easy, this salad is chock-full of symbolism. In addition to apples and honey, the pomegranate is another popular symbol especially around Rosh Hashanah. Since it is the New Year, we eat a new fruit that is recently in season. Also, the seeds of a pomegranate are compared to the numerous commandments in the Torah. 

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  • 4Servings

Ingredients

Dressing:

  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1½ tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoons black pepper
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

Salad:

  • 6-8 cups arugula
  • ½ red onion, sliced thin
  • 1 apple, cut into slices (Red Delicious or Fuji work great)
  • 4 dates, diced
  • 8-ounces Gorgonzola cheese (optional)
  • 1 pomegranate, seeds removed
  • ¼ cup walnuts

Preparation

Dressing:

 1. In a small bowl, whisk up minced garlic, lemon juice, honey, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper.

2. Slowly drizzle olive oil into mixture while whisking.

Salad:

1.  Put red onions with arugula in a bowl and pour in about ¾ of dressing. Toss with tongs. Reserve the rest of dressing for drizzling.

2. Put a pile of arugula on 4 plates.

3. Top each with apple slices.

4. Sprinkle on dates, Gorgonzola cheese, pomegranate seeds and walnuts.

5. Drizzle with more dressing, and serve!

As seen in Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller Magazine

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