Over Succot, it is customary to eat dishes that include one or more of the ‘seven species’ (fruits and grains that are indigenous to Israel) and ideally eat them in the Succah with guests. They are wheat, barley, figs, olives, dates, pomegranates and grapes. This salad is my version of this tasty biblical dish.
Place the mixed grains in a large saucepan. Add 500ml water and the vegetable stock powder. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes or until cooked. Drain and set aside to cool.
When the grains are cool, transfer to a large serving platter.
Add the mint, olives, dates, grapes, pomegranate seeds and figs. Mix together.