Rosh Hashanah Simanim Salad

This salad incorporates many significant simanim, foods that we eat on Rosh Hashanah (#JewishNewYear) in the hopes of being blessed with a sweet and fruitful new year. 

This salad. 

I call it the non-committal  salad. 

It’s delicious. 

It’s super easy. 

It’s gorgeous.

It’s no fail. 

It’s interchangeable with any fruit you love. 

AND it hits so many delicious flavor profiles and textures. 

I’d say that’s a NEW YEAR win!

Rosh Hashanah Simanim Salad

Recipe by Chez Chaya


  • Spring mix, baby kale, or any salad base

  • Pomegranate seeds

  • Dates

  • Blood orange, peeled and segmented

  • Figs, sliced

  • Apples, sliced

  • Slivered almonds or sesame seeds

  • For the Red Wine Vinaigrette
  • 1⁄4 cup red wine vinegar

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 1 clove of garlic, crushed

  • 1/4 – 1/3 cup honey

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1⁄8 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Make the vinaigrette: Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk, or shake in a jar, or blend until incorporated. Store in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Make the salad: Place the greens on a platter. Layer in fruits. Dress immediately before serving.


  • Use whatever fruit you like most or have on hand. This salad is unbelievably versatile and can easily be scaled up or down.
  • Keep remaining salad dressing in the fridge for 1 week.


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