Sunday, September 18, 2011

Ruby grapefruit and pomegranate salad for Rosh HaShanah

One of our favorite Rosh HaShanah foods is pomegranate. I personally think it is one of the most beautiful fruits and my girls love eating the red, juicy seeds straight out of the bowl. We always have pomegranate seeds at our Rosh HaShanah table and try to add them to a dish or two.

In the Bible, the Land of Israel is praised for its pomegranates. It is also said that this fruit contains 613 seeds just as there are 613 mitzvot. Another reason given for eating pomegranate on Rosh HaShanah is that we wish that our good deeds in the ensuing year will be as plentiful as the seeds of the pomegranate.

The following recipe features pomegranate seeds and ruby grapefruit. It can be a good addition to any holiday table. The recipe is taken from Haim Cohen & Eli Landau's Cook Book.

Ruby grapefruit and pomegranate salad
1lb fresh green leaves (lettuce, arugula, ...)
Seeds from 1 pomegranate
1 ruby grapefruit, peeled (including the inside membranes) and chopped coarsely
1 bunch of radishes chopped coarsely
1 Tbsp capers
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
olive oil

Combine all salad ingredients in a bowl. Season with olive oil and salt. Enjoy!

What are your favorite Rosh HaShanah recipes?


  1. Great recipe! I am always looking for new pomegranate recipes. My kids love eating them.