Orange and Pomegranate Salad

For your Rosh Hashanah table.


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orange pomegranate

Pomegranates are associated with Rosh Hashanah because the pomegranate is said to have 613 seeds, corresponding to the 613 mitzvot. The pomegranate has also long been a symbol of fertility, and thus of the unlimited possibilities for the new year.


2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 Tablespoons minced shallots
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/4 cup light olive oil
2 oranges (e.g. Valencia)
1 cup pomegranate seeds (approximately 1 pomegranate)
6 cups salad greens
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup


Serves 4-6

Categories: Salad, Holidays, Sweet, Vegan, Vegetarian, Rosh Hashanah


Whisk together the cider vinegar, shallots, mustard, honey, and olive oil; set aside. Peel the oranges, removing as much of the white pith as possible and cut into sections. In a large bowl, toss together the oranges, pomegranate seeds, and salad greens. Drizzle with dressing and season with salt and pepper to taste; toss gently to coat greens with dressing.

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Leah Koenig

Leah Koenig is a freelance writer whose work has been published in The New York Times Magazine, Gastronomica, Jewish Living, Lilith, Culinate, Beliefnet and other publications.