Though during the year I try to keep my salads to the healthier side, for Tu B'shvat I treat my family and guests, to something a little more exotic. When I tasted this salad by my cousin Leah’les house some time ago, I knew it was one that I’d want to share. Whether you plate it and serve it to start off the meal, or serve it with the main, it’s sure to be a big hit.
Fruit platters are usually made from cut-up melons, pineapples, etc., on large platters. For this fruit platter, I used a variety of fruits not typically used on platters. I was amazed how many different colors and textures I was able to fit on a 9-inch plate to create this striking presentation.
As a child, I always looked foward to our family Tu B'shvat party.I loved the tasty and colorful array of the many fruits my mother artfully displayed.Fast forward to today where there is an even more extensive selection of dried and fresh fruit available to choose from. Whatever your Minhag, there are so manycreative and fun things that can be done.Last year, my friend asked me to help her come up with a Tu B'shvat idea for her Talmud Torah class, using dried fruits. Here's what we came up with. She told me it was a big hit and the children came up with such cute and original ideas.