Seven Species Salad – From Deuteronomy 8:8
~ Recipe: Michele Bartlett – Littleton, CO
The Seven Species Salad is inspired by Deuteronomy 8: 8, which describes Israel as “a land with wheat and barley, (grape) vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and (date) honey.”
I usually make this salad for Sukkot and Shavuot, and with many permutations, so there is no set recipe. It all depends on what I have on hand and what I can find at the market!
Salad dressing – olive oil, pomegranate juice or wine (instead of vinegar)
Ingredients – cooked barley; cooked wheat berries or croutons (or even slightly stale bread, cubed); grapes or raisins or both; olives; pomegranate arils; cut up dried dates and dried figs, or fresh figs if available.
Salt to taste.
Have fun and experiment!
Photo Credit – wikipedia.com