Pomegranate, Apple and Date Salad - Joy of Kosher

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!