Tu Bishvat Foods

Recipes for the birthday of the trees, when it is traditional to eat fruit and nuts.

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:

Savory

Vegan Walnut Pesto
Orange and Maple Baked Tofu
Fruit Soup
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.

Sweet

The Ultimate Babka for Tu Bishvat
Chocolate Fondue
Banana Cake
Lemon Lavender Cake

Lemon and Almond Semolina Cake
Lemon Tart

Persimmon and Pistachio Cupcakes
Healthy Granola

Find more sweet Tu Bishvat recipes here.

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Planting Trees for Tu Bishvat

This act has always been held in high regard in Judaism.

Where to Find a Tu Bishvat Haggadah

Resources for hosting a Tu Bishvat seder.

Zionism and Tu Bishvat

As Jews reclaimed the land long celebrated by Tu Bishvat and revived Jewish life on it, the holiday was again transformed.