7 Tasty Ways to Celebrate Rosh Hashanah

By Kimchikari
Created March 3, 2017
Rosh Hashanah is a time of reflection. Make it also a time of gathering with family and friends as you share these tradition-inspired foods. MORE+ LESS-

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year , is a time of reflection on mistakes made during the previous year and focus on improving in the coming year.

An important aspect of Rosh Hashanah, as with many holidays, is the food. Here are 7 delicious ways to celebrate Rosh Hashanah flavorfully.

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1. Braided Challah Bread

Challah is sweet, soft bread eaten during this holiday. Often raisins are added and the bread is braided into a circle to symbolize the cyclical year.


2. Apple Noodle Kugel

A classic side dish, this baked pudding fave uses fat-free ingredients so you can enjoy plenty of it!


3. Sweet and Tangy Brisket

A Rosh Hashanah meal isn’t complete without the brisket! Cinnamon, ginger and allspice add deep, spiced flavor to this holiday staple.


4. Pomegranate and Almond Salad

Pomegranates are often eaten during Rosh Hashanah as it is a “new fruit” meaning it’s just coming into season. Add them to salad for a burst of fruity tartness.


5. Honey Gingerbread Cakes with Caramel Apple Topping

Apples dipped in honey are especially meaningful for the Jewish New Year, and are eaten as a symbol for a sweet new year. This honey gingerbread cakes with caramel apple topping is a unique way of enjoying this holiday food.


6. Roasted Beets and Nectarine Salad 

Beets are another staple food eaten during Rosh Hashanah meals. Roast them then add to a crisp, fresh salad. Yum!


7. Honey-Spiced Chicken with Orange Sauce

As honey represents sweetness, it also adds plenty of sweetness to this classic Jewish chicken dish.

Enjoy any of these or other traditional holiday recipes for your special Rosh Hashanah meal.

L’Shanah Tovah!