On Tu Bishvat it is traditional to eat fruit associated with the land of Israel. The “classical” fruits are the seven species described in Deuteronomy 8:8, “a land of wheat and barley, of vines [grapes], figs, and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey [dates].” But today many people celebrate the holiday by cooking with all kinds of fruit. Here are some recipes you can make for your own Tu Bishvat celebration:
Vegan Walnut Pesto
Orange and Maple Baked Tofu
Mollie Katzen’s Grilled Bread and Kale Salad with Red Onions, Walnuts and Figs
Goat Cheese Silan and Olive Galette
Find more savory Tu Bishvat recipes here.
The Ultimate Babka for Tu Bishvat
Lemon Lavender Cake
Lemon and Almond Semolina Cake
Persimmon and Pistachio Cupcakes
Find more sweet Tu Bishvat recipes here.
Pronounced: too bish-VAHT (oo as in boot), Origin: Hebrew, literally “the 15th of Shevat,” the Jewish month that usually falls in January or February, this is a holiday celebrating the “new year of the trees.”