Sweet Seeds: Pomegranate Salad for Rosh Hashanah

September 18, 2014
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PomegranatePomegranates! A sweet and juicy fruit symbolic of our hopes that this year we will come before the heavenly court with abundant merits, even more abundant than the seeds in a pomegranate! They are a rich source of antioxidants studied for their positive effects in the body in terms of blood vessels, cholesterol, and slowing prostate cancer growth. They contain vitamins C, K, and are a good source of dietary fiber.

Beets add to this recipe as an excellent source of folate (B vitamin), fiber, and potassium. They have also been researched for their potential role against cancer cells and inflammation.

This tasty, healthy, and colorful salad is a great addition to this year’s holiday menu!

Rosh Hashana Salad


  • 2 cups fresh beets (about 2 large or 5 small beets)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 cups pomegranate seeds
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  1. Cook beets in a heavy pot covered with water and the pinch of salt for about 1 hour.
  2. When tender, remove from pot. Allow to cool and cut into cubes.
  3. Add pomegranate seeds and honey to taste.

Recipe adapted from

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