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7 Species Salad

Tags: Holidays, Food, Tu B'Shevat

Salat Shivat HaMinim

Serving Size: 4 to 6


● 1 Head of Romaine Lettuce
● 1/2 - 1 cup pomegranate seeds
● 6 to 8 figs, quartered
● 1 - 1/2 cup seedless (or deseeded) grapes, halved or quartered
● 4-6 dates, sliced
● Olive oil and balsamic vinegar (amount based on personal preference)
● 1 cup Homemade Barley and wheat croutons
● 1 cup Goat cheese (Feta or Israeli Bulgarit)


● 1/4 cup Bee or date honey (eretz zavat chalav u'dvash!)
● 1/4 cup Israeli olive oil
● 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or lemon juice

● 1 cup Bulgur, Quinoa or Barley
● 1 cup walnuts or seeds of your choice


Combine all the above mentioned ingredients and drizzle the dressing on top.

To make homemade croutons

  1. Cut bread into bite-sized pieces and toss into a large bowl.
  2. In a separate container, combine olive oil and some favorite spices - oregano, basil, thyme, garlic, and of course salt. Shake/stir really well to get all the flavors combined.
  3. Pour dressing over the bread cubes and shake up to evenly distribute the flavor.
  4. Spread out the croutons on a baking tray or casserole dish.
  5. Bake at 200°C to 225°C (400°F to 450°F). After about 7-10 minutes, shake the tray to make sure croutons are evenly cooked. Feel free to drizzle another bit of olive oil on them! Bake another 7-10 minutes, until they reach the color and crispnes that you prefer.

BeTeavon and ENJOY!

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Tags: Holidays, Food, Tu B'Shevat