10 Healthy Rosh Hashana Sides
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.
In addition to dipping your apple in honey, add some to this simple quinoa salad.
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.
Add some Middle Eastern flavor to your holiday table with these bite-sized eggplant rounds filled with hummus and tomatoes.
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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.
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.
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.
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.