Seven Species Salad

This Seven Species grain and fruit salad is perfect for Tu B’Shevat. Serve alongside chicken or fish, or top with feta for a filling vegetarian side dish. Barley and freekeh are rich in dietary fiber, B vitamins and antioxidants for heart health. The fruits–both the fresh and dried fruits–are rich in dietary fiber, antioxidants, potassium and vitamin C. All of these nutrients are important for a healthy gut, brain and immune system.

Seven Species Salad

Seven Species Salad

This grain and fruit salad makes a perfect side dish alongside chicken or fish, or top with feta for a hearty vegetarian meal.

  • 1.5 cups barley, cooked
  • 1.5 cups freekeh, cooked
  • 1/4 cup dried figs, chopped
  • 1/2 cup dates, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup red grapes, chopped
  • 1.5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Combine cooked barley and freekeh in a large bowl.

  2. Add fruit (figs through grapes) and mix well; set aside.

  3. To make dressing, combine olive oil, vinegar, honey and lemon juice. Add dressing to grains and fruit salad and mix well. Add salt and pepper, to taste.

This recipe originally appeared on Kleiner Nutrition on January 25, 2016. This recipe is owned by Smart Mouth Nutrition, LLC.