Orange and Pomegranate Salad

The pomegranate has long been a symbol of fertility, and thus of the unlimited possibles for the Jewish New Year.

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.

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Ingredients

1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup

6 cups salad greens

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 cup pomegranate seeds (approximately 1 pomegranate)

2 oranges (e.g. Valencia)

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/4 cup light olive oil

1 1/2 Tablespoons minced shallots

2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Directions

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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