Aug 17, 2017  By Jewish National Fund  Category: Go North,

In the JNF Kitchen: Strawberry spinach salad from Israel's Galilee

The Kalderons

For those who want to satisfy their sweet tooth while still eating healthy, we present the perfect combo in this salad from Kalderon MD founders Danny and Michal Kalderon. They are leading innovators of a uniquely artistic glassware collection whose workshop and factory is located in Israel's Western Galilee.

With over 20 years of experience, Kalderon MD has become well-known for its fresh design concepts and high-quality finishes. Today, hand-made glassware collections by Kalderon MD are acquired by top hotel companies and private customers around the world. 

The couple, who run Kalderon MD side by side (Danny is the artist and Michal runs the business side), shared a family recipe for a great, fresh salad, a it's great hit every time they serve it! They suggest you make it for Rosh Hashana, as it includes apples and honey.

Kalderon MD is a member of JNF partner organization Western Galilee Now, a consortium of small businesses in the region. Enjoy this #RecipeOfTheWeek, and if you make any of these recipes, be sure to send a photo of your creation to or tweet it to @JNFUSA with the hashtag #JNFfoodie. We might share it!

Danny Kalderon
Danny and one of his glass creations. 

For the salad:

3  cups rinsed and dried spinach leaves
5 bundles arugula
1 cup dried apples cut into quarters
1 cup fresh fruit - choose from strawberries, mango, peaches, or plums
Sprinkle of nuts to top - choose sunflower seeds, sliced almonds, pine nuts, or pumpkin seeds

For the dressing: 

3 tablespoons canola or safflower oil
tablespoons olive oil
tablespoons honey
3 crushed garlic cloves
tablespoons wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
tablespoon brown sugar

Prep the veggies for salad and place in bowl. Mix dressing ingredients well. Pour over the mixed salad ingredients. Sprinkle nuts/seeds to garnish.