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Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is right around the corner. Apples and Honey are the traditional foods of the season of wishing everyone a Sweet New Year. Here is a way of having those flavors in a healthy side dish! Thanks Tara for the great recipe!


Apples & Honey Quinoa Salad
This salad is an easy, fun, and healthy way to enjoy apples and honey this Rosh Hashanah!

Prep time: 15 minutes and serves 4


Ingredients for Salad:
 ¼ cup brown rice
 ¼ cup quinoa (I used a microwavable brown rice and quinoa blend)
 1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
 2 cups arugula
 1 granny smith apple, diced
 ¼ cup chopped walnuts
 ¼ cup pomegranate seeds
 ¼ cup Feta cheese (optional)


Ingredients for Honey Vinaigrette:
 ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
 2 tablespoons honey
 Juice from 1 lemon
 1 teaspoon ground cumin
 Salt and pepper to taste


1. Make the rice and quinoa according to the package directions.
2. While the rice and quinoa are cooking, make the dressing. Mix together all ingredients
with a whisk in a medium sized bowl.
3. In a large bowl, add the cooked rice and quinoa and mix in chickpeas, arugula, diced
apple, chopped walnuts and pomegranate seeds.
4. Toss in dressing and serve immediately!


Tips: you can make the rice and dressing two days before serving. Keep refrigerated.