Spotlight Recipes: Hanukkah Menu

Each year for Hanukkah I serve up an Israeli-inspired dinner followed by traditional Hanukkah desserts. This menu is a big hit with all our friends (and http://blog.healthyeats.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=12333&message=1their kids).

Each year for Hanukkah I serve up an Israeli-inspired dinner followed by traditional holiday desserts. This menu is a big hit with all our friends (and their kids).

Mains

Create a falafel sandwich by placing the salad, hummus, babaganoush and falafel balls into a whole-wheat pita. My secret ingredient is topping the falafel sandwich with four to five fries — just like they do it in Israel. Of course, I always serve traditional Hanukkah latkes (a.k.a. potato pancakes) with applesauce on the side.

Dessert

Jelly donuts (or Sufganiyot) are the holiday fave in my house. If you buy them from the store, go for the mini jelly-filled holes. If you make your own, here are some lightened -up baked donuts; you can use a pastry bag or cut a small  hole in the corner of a plastic sealable bag and add your own jelly (about 1 tablespoon) after your donuts are done. Another option is serving the donuts with a side of jelly for dipping or spreading.

[Photo by Sydsmama / Recipezaar]
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