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Simanim Salad

Simanim Salad

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This salad incorporates many significant simanim, foods which we eat on Rosh Hashanah in the hopes of being blessed with a sweet and fruitful new year.

1 large head lettuce, in small pieces
1 bag baby spinach
seeds of 1/2 pomegranate
1/2 Golden Delicious apple cut in small chunks (with peel)
1/2 Red delicious apple
1/4 cup chopped dates

Dressing
1/4 cup oil
2 tsp. vinegar
1 tsp. minced scallion
2 tsp. honey
1 tsp. mustard
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. garlic
pinch of cayenne pepper

Serves 16 as appetizer on indiviual plates.

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Elizabeth Bremerton September 7, 2015

Nice and light This is a wonderful choice for those who want to avoid eating such heavy and over sugared foods! Reply

Pam Siegel Zarte tucson, az September 17, 2010

simanim salad I could not find any pomegranates this year. I bought some Pom juice(OU) and used that instead of the vinegar. I actually put in about twice as much juice as was called for(4 tsp).The dressing came out a most beautiful color and it tasted delicious! Reply

Annette Toronto, ON September 6, 2010

another simple salad: Grated raw carrots dotted with pomegranate seeds
and your seasonal dressing - according to your traditions - or no dressing at all
It's easy to chew for those with difficulty chewing Reply

rivka September 17, 2007

a really great salad, thanks for sharing! Reply

Chani Benjaminson, Chabad.org September 13, 2006

There is a custom not to use vinegar or other spicy/sharp foods on Rosh Hashanah such as garlic, horseradish, etc. Therefore, when preparing for Rosh Hashanah (it is a great salad any time of the year!) simply omit the vinegar, and the recipe still comes out delicious. Reply

esther September 11, 2006

Is there a substitute for vinegar in the dressing? I recall hearing something about not using vinegar on Rosh Hashana Reply