Observe Rosh Hashanah This Year with These Nutritious Meals

Posted: September 25, 2022 1:37 pm

Rosh Hashanah, or Jewish New Year, is a time for reflection. People often reminisce about the previous year and what they’ve learned and accomplished. They also give thanks for the blessings they’ve received in the last year and pray for wisdom and protection for the coming year.

A traditional Rosh Hashanah meal typically includes bread, meat, and a dessert. There are several variations of these dishes you can prepare for the holiday to make Rosh Hashanah even more memorable.

Here are some recipes you can try for this year’s Jewish New Year celebration.

Pickled Deviled Eggs with Smoked Salmon

You can serve these deviled eggs as an appetizer if you observe Jewish New Year. The pickled flavor makes the egg filling even more delicious and smoked salmon adds a nice touch to this Rosh Hashanah meal starter.

Anchovy Puffs

It is customary to have a fish dish during Rosh Hashanah since the head of the fish symbolizes focus and accomplishing goals in the new year. You can make these tasty appetizers with puff pastry and an anchovy filling that will make these savory treats one of the most appealing parts of your Rosh Hashanah celebration.

Sautéed Dates

Dates are often part of a Rosh Hashanah meal as well, and you can make this simple appetizer to add something sweet to the table if you observe this special holiday. All you have to do is sautée the dates in olive oil for a few minutes and top with kosher salt before plating and serving.


This traditional chickpea dip is sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next Rosh Hashanah celebration. You can serve the dip with challah bread slices or pita chips to give your guests something to munch on while you put the finishing touches on your celebratory dinner.

Eggplant Spread

This dip is commonly served in Romania and features eggplant, pepper, and caramelized onion. The notes of red wine and garlic give this dip a refined and savory flavor and can be served with crisp pita chips.

Ricotta with Honeyed Grapes

If you’re looking for a Rosh Hashanah treat that is both sweet and savory, serve this ricotta dip with honeyed grapes at your family celebration. The grapes add a sweet note to the ricotta and you can serve the dip on toasted challah bread.

Milk-Braised Brisket with Tomato and Onion

Brisket is often the main course of choice at a Rosh Hashanah celebration. Braising the brisket in milk makes the meat especially tender, and serving the meat with tomato and onion adds additional savory flavor. The milk and vegetables also make a delicious sauce for your guests to dip their challah in.

Sweet & Smoky Brisket

If you observe Jewish New Year and want to prepare a brisket that has more of a barbecue flavor, you’ll love this sweet and smoky brisket for Rosh Hashanah. This main course is sure to be a favorite with family and friends and you can serve the brisket with the roasted veggies of your choice for a filling Rosh Hashanah meal.

Pomegranate-Braised Lamb Shanks

Lamb is often served at Jewish celebrations and pomegranate is a fruit that is often enjoyed during Rosh Hashanah. Fresh rosemary and balsamic vinegar intensify the flavor of the lamb and help to tenderize the meat for a refined and delicious dish that will help you and your loved ones ring in the Jewish New Year.

Braised Fish with Baby Potatoes and Greens

If you prefer to serve fish at your Rosh Hashanah feast, try this braised fish recipe with greens and baby potatoes. The fish is braised in a sauce made from anchovies, toasted almonds, and garlic. It’s best to use a firm fish like halibut for this recipe, and the potatoes and greens are a healthy and flavorful addition that make this celebratory meal complete.



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