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Have a Sweet New Year

Have a Sweet New Year

September 9, 2020

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

 

Directions:
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.