Tu B’Shevat Tapanade

Tu B’Shevat Tapanade

Here is something different for Tu B’Shevat which begins tonight, a departure from fruit dishes usually served on the holiday.  It incorporates one of the seven species of Israel: fig, pomegranates, grapes, dates, wheat, barley and olives, foods traditionally eaten on Tu B’Shevat. It packs a double dose of olives: olives and olive oil. You can make it in under five minutes and is perfect to serve on cheese and crackers, as a topping for fish, as a sandwich spread or combined with avocado as a dip. Pair with my “Fruits of Israel Fizz” and you you will have a great Tu B’Shevat celebration! Chag Sameach!   The Recipe

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Ruthie’s Green Bean, Tomato and Olive Salad

Ruthie's Green Bean, Tomato and Olive Salad

Ruthie’s Green Bean, Tomato and Olive Salad

My friend, Ruthie, who is Israeli, gave me this recipe. It is easy, delicious and adds a pop of color to any table. I will be serving this at at my Rosh Hashanah dinner this year. It’s a perfect lighter salad paired with brisket and chicken. Enjoy! The Recipe