First Fruits Shavuot Salad (Dairy)

This salad is dotted with figs, grapes, olives and dates, four of the holiday’s seven first fruits. A sprinkle of blue cheese adds a dairy twist.


  • 1/4 pound mesclun mix, rinsed under cold water and dried in a salad spinner or in paper towels
  • 25 red or green seedless grapes, cut in half
  • 20 kalamata olives, pitted and cut in half
  • 10 medjool dates, pitted and cut into thirds
  • 10 dried figs, stems removed and cut in half
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese, crumbled


Place all ingredients in a large salad bowl and toss with A Simple Vinaigrette (below).

Yield: 6-8 servings