10 Healthy Rosh Hashana Sides

Celebrate Rosh Hashana with these 10 light and delicious sides.
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Celebrate Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, with these sweet and savory sides on your holiday table. All the sides are made without dairy ingredients, so they fit into a meat-based kosher meal.

This fun version of couscous uses chopped dates, and will hopefully help bring you a sweet new year.

It’s the end of tomato and cucumber season, and the perfect time to use your bounty for this salad.

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In addition to dipping your apple in honey, add some to this simple quinoa salad.

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It’s the start of winter squash season, and these vegetables are a perfect complement to your Rosh Hashana table. A light balsamic glaze adds just the right amount of sweetness.

A carrot dish is also traditionally served during this Jewish holiday. This delicious spin combines them with seasonal fresh mint and parsley.

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Add some Middle Eastern flavor to your holiday table with these bite-sized eggplant rounds filled with hummus and tomatoes.

PEAS AND CARROT SUCCOTASH SALAD Keri Glassman The Food Network Blogpost Recipes/Eating Veggies Food Network Avocado Oil, Sweet Onion, Zucchini, Cherry Tomatoes, Sea Salt, Edamame, Frozen Peas and Carrots, Corn Kernels, Lemon Juice, Black Pepper

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This eye-appealing side uses lots of colorful veggies, including zucchini, sweet onion, peas, carrots, corn, tomatoes and edamame (for some extra protein). With a total prep time of 20 minutes, it’s an easy side to whip up.

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These colorful potatoes are now in season. If your little ones haven’t gotten a chance to try them, Rosh Hashana is the perfect time to introduce new foods.

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Christopher Testani

Pick up a bunch of green beans at your local farmers market just in time for the holiday. This light side tops the stringy beans with a simple walnut-parsley sauce.

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Antonis Achilleos

Orzo is well-liked by both kids and adults. This lemony version is flavored with mint, scallions and paprika, and takes 15 minutes to make.

Toby Amidor, MS, RD, CDN, is a registered dietitian and consultant who specializes in food safety and culinary nutrition. She is the author of The Greek Yogurt Kitchen: More Than 130 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Every Meal of the Day.

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