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Healthy and Sweet – A Recipe for Rosh Hashanah

Posted by Tara Garfield on September 15, 2020

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

Serves: 4

Ingredients for Salad:

  • ¼ cup brown rice
  • ¼ cup quinoa (I used a microwavable brown rice & 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.

Tara Garfield is a graduate student in the Dietitian Nutritionist Program at the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently a dietetic intern at the JCC and UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside.

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