There is seriously no wrong time of year to eat this layered salad with it’s crisp vegetables, sweet toppings and crunchy pistachios, but it’s especially great for the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah! This beautiful rainbow salad incorporates many traditional foods that we eat on Rosh Hashanah, called “simanim”, as a good omen for a sweet and fruitful new year. Some of the simanim include apples dipped in honey, squash like pumpkin and acorn, leeks, beets, dates, carrots and pomegranates and many of those have been included in this recipe. Can you just imagine the look on your guests faces when you bring this bright and healthy salad to the table??? It just screams “EAT ME!!”
I love using a vegetable peeler to make carrot ribbons and my mandolin makes slicing raw beets very thin a cinch. The thinner you slice the beets, the better! Nature’s candy at its best!
TIME TO LAYER!
A drizzle of honey makes everything better, AMIRIGHT?!?!
This salad is delicious when layered right before serving but it’s even better the next day when all of the flavors have time to marry!