Most Rosh Hashana menus are built around a meat and poultry entrees, and often include fish and a chicken-based soup as well. But you don't need meat to enjoy a beautiful, festive meal. This vegetarian menu showcases several foods that hold special meaning on Rosh Hashana; most are vegan, and all of them are pareve (dairy free), in case you'll be accommodating both onmivores and vegetarians, and want the option of adding some non-vegetarian dishes to the line up. Serving a large crowd?... You can find even more crowd pleasing recipes to round out your menu here.
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Apples, Honey, and Pomegranate
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A round raisin challah is a mainstay of many Rosh Hashana meals. This homemade Honey Wheat Raisin Challah is studded with sweet golden raisins and enriched with white whole wheat flour, vanilla, and a touch of cardamom.
If you need a vegan alternative, try this Maple-Glazed Vegan Water Challah -- you can leave it plain, or knead raisins into the dough.
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Kim Kushner's Avocado, Hearts of Palm, Edamame and Za'atar Salad is a play in textures and lush flavors. And the gorgeous spring green hues call new beginnings to mind, even with fall on the way.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
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Colorful and satisfying, this Vegetable and Chickpea Tagine with Couscous is easy to prepare, and looks impressive.
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Broccoli is always a crowd pleaser, and this Roasted Broccoli with Ginger is absolutely irresistible. Don't expect to have leftovers!
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This healthier spin on my grandmother's traditional Jewish Apple Cake features whole grain flour and less fat and sugar than the original recipe. Amazingly, my family now prefers it to the beloved original.