Salad in the Round (Seasonal Foods #3)

In keeping with the Jewish New Year to wish everyone a happy, healthy, sweet & successful year, Jewish cooks often serve foods that are round and/or cut in circles to symbolize coins. (Earlier posting on this week:  Here’s a salad idea to  do so using any or all of these veggies. (You can also do this with some fruits, like kiwi, blueberries, sliced strawberries (crosswise), etc.) I also made a honey mustard dressing, because honey is sweet and a sweet New Year is part of the greeting.

Here is a list of common veggies to try (any or all) that are round or can be cut into “coins”:

carrots                            radishes (regular or daikon)
peas                                scallions, leeks or red onions
cucumbers                      cherry tomatoes
zucchini                          olives
yellow summer squash

Utensils: Cutting board & knife, small bowl for dressing, bowl for tossing veggies, bowl or platter for serving
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: None
Categories: GF, V (If you don’t use honey-mustard dressing, it would be vegan)

Ingredients* I used (See above for full list)

one large red radish
2 or 3 red onion slices
1/2 small cucumber

1 Tbl. mustard (I used Dijon)
1 T. (raw) honey
1/4 c. mild oil (I used almond)
1/4 c. champagne, rice, or vinegar of your choice


1. Whisk all the dressing ingredients in the mixing bowl. (Feel free to use more mustard or honey if you wish.)

2. Wash all the veggies, except the lettuce, dry, and slice into circles. (If the vegetable is too large to be bite-sized, cut in half width-wise.)
Add to mixing bowl. Mix well.

3. Wash and dry lettuce. Tear into bite-sized pieces or if the leaves are large, you can use them as bed.

4. Using a slotted spoon, spoon veggies onto bed of lettuce on a platter, or if you tore the lettuce, you can mix that in with the veggies. (Your choice)

5. Any leftover dressing can be refrigerated for another salad.

Note: I made this for myself. If you want a larger salad, use more of the veggies or add other veggies.

*Organic whenever possible

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