Tired of the same old Rosh Hashanah Recipes? Are you looking for some Rosh Hashanah inspiration? Check out our Fabulous Vegetarian Rosh Hashanah recipes that everyone at your table will love!
Rosh Hashanah 2022 starts on the evening of Sunday, September 25, and ends on the evening of Tuesday, September 27.
Celebrating Rosh Hashanah
Besides Apples and Honey, there are some symbolic foods (simanim) that are eaten on Rosh Hashanah. Some of these simanim vary depending on the families that have a Sephardic or Ashkenazi origin.
A blessing is recited for each symbolic food and their name relates to the words in the blessing. We wish for G-d's protection, for a sweet year ahead, forgiveness, and the opportunity to do better the following year.
It's the Jewish mystical way to ask G_d to answer our hopes and prayers, it is also a time of reflection over the past year and a time of renewal to improve ourselves for the year to come.
Symbolic Foods (Simanim)
Some customs may vary
- Apples and Honey
- Swiss Chard or Spinach for Sephardim and Beets for Ashkenazim
- Gourd, squash, or zucchini
- Black-eyed peas for Sephardim or Carrots for Ashkenazim
- Head of Fish or Lamb
Rosh Hashanah Recipes with Carrots
Sweet Basmati Rice with Carrots and Raisins - Our most popular Rosh Hashanah Side Dish
Rosh Hashanah Sweet Basmati Rice with Carrots & Raisins - This Sweet and fragrant basmati rice with carrots and raisins is the perfect vegetarian side dish for any holiday meal. In our house, this is a Rosh Hashanah Favorite. Vegan and Gluten-Free and our most popular Rosh Hashanah Recipes!
Black Lentils with Glazed Roasted Carrots
This hearty vegan dinner is colorful, filled with flavor, and very satisfying! It’s a blend of tender cooked black lentils and Roasted Carrots that everyone at the table will love!
Roasted Celeriac and Carrots with Pistachio Gremolata
These roasted celeriac steaks are topped with sweet carrots or butternut squash and savory pistachio and olive gremolata. This celery root recipe is loaded with flavor from first bite to empty plate! Plate it all on a bed of quinoa and the different parts of this vegan dinner recipe will come together into a dinner that tastes vegan gourmet. You’ll love it!
Coconut Carrot Ginger Soup
This beautiful orange-colored, nutrient-rich carrot ginger soup is simple enough to serve at any weekday meal, but will also steal the show at your Rosh Hashanah dinner!
The Best Moroccan Carrot Salad - The perfect Rosh Hashanah make-ahead recipe
A great side dish that takes minutes to prepare, our Moroccan carrot salad has a beautiful presentation and it can be served with a casual supper or formal holiday meals.
Chili Roasted Carrots with Avocado Cilantro Dressing
Roasting carrots with a little chili powder creates the perfect balance with the natural sweetness of carrots!
Roasted Rainbow Carrots
Roasted Rainbow Carrots are a classic dish that you’ll find at both fancy holiday events and on a simple weeknight dinner table!
Rosh Hashanah Recipes with Apples
Apples and Honey Challah - One of Our most addictive Rosh Hashanah Recipes
Apples and Honey Challah for Rosh Hashanah. So soft, sweet, and tempting, your guests will ask you: May I Have That Recipe?
Sweet Onion and Apple Chutney
Get ready to welcome delicious Sweet Onion & Apple Chutney to your table! Once you try this perfectly balanced gluten-free vegan spread, you’ll want to use it on every dish you make. It has a perfect sweet/savory balance that makes any dish feel special!
Apples and Honey Semolina Cake - The Star of your Rosh Hashanah Recipes
Apple season is right around the corner, and we’re welcoming it with this ooey-gooey semolina apple cake. One of our most unique Rosh Hashanah Recipes!
Apple Oat Bars
Treat your kids to these buttery, super comforting apple oat bars after the first day of school. They will love you for it (even more so than they already do! ). Vegan and gluten-free.
Rosh Hashanah Recipes with Beets
Beet Salad with Horseradish Alioli and Caramelized Walnuts - The Most Delicious Beet Recipe for Rosh Hashanah
We take the simple beet salad up a notch with caramelized roasted garlic and horseradish for an intensely flavored side dish that everyone will love. This side dish will quickly become one of your favorite Rosh Hashanah Recipes. You don't eat walnuts on Rosh Hashanah replaced them with pumpkin or sunflower seeds.
Roasted Beet Hummus
This stunning jewel-colored beet hummus takes an ordinary dip into an absolutely striking beet spread when served with fresh crudités, pita triangles, or your favorite crusty bread. One of our best beet recipes.
Raw Beet Salad Recipe with Apples and Pickled Onions
Even if you are not a fan of beets, you will enjoy this delicious, healthy, and refreshing beet salad. Made with shredded raw beets, apples, and pickled onions with a simple mustard vinaigrette.
Rosh Hashanah Recipes with Pomegranates
Warm Green Beans with Chestnuts and Pomegranates in Lemony Tahini
String beans come alive in a tangy tahini sauce. A sweet and savory Rosh Hashanah Recipe.
Sephardic Jeweled Rosh Hashanah Rice
Perfect Rosh Hashanah Jeweled rice side dish - The rice is infused with fragrant spices, sweetened with dried apricots, figs and cherries with a nice crunch from pomegranates and pistachios.
Eggplant Meatballs with Pomegranate Molasses
Eggplant Meatballs with Pomegranate Molasses are the vegan Rosh Hashanah dinner recipe you’ve been looking for!
Persimmon Fennel Salad With Pomegranates - The ultimate Rosh Hashanah Salad
Meet our new favorite salad! Persimmon Fennel Salad with Pomegranate Seeds and Hazelnuts. A guaranteed crowd-pleaser with a wonderful balance of sweet and savory. One of our healthiest Rosh Hashanah recipes!
Quinoa Pomegranate Salad with Orange Tahini Dressing - Pomegranates and Tahini a perfect combo
Bright, colorful and nutrient-packed, this super easy Quinoa Pomegranate Salad is the perfect dish to enjoy this fall. Serve it as a side, or make it a light lunch by adding your favorite protein!
Our Pomegranate Vinaigrette is warm, sweet, and tangy. Homemade dressings are a really easy way to elevate your salads! They're quick and easy to make and taste a thousand times better than store-bought salad dressing.
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Tahini and Silan
Za'atar Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Tahini and Silan are a festive, beautiful, and delicious side dish that looks perfect on holiday tables! You’ll find yourself making it all winter long and craving it constantly.
Rosh Hashanah Recipes with Squash, Zucchini or Gourd
Stuffed Butternut Squash
This Roasted Stuffed Butternut Squash with Israeli Couscous and Veggie Sausage is a beautiful Rosh Hashanah main dish for all the vegans and vegetarians at the table.
Turmeric Zucchini Cauliflower Soup
Rich, creamy, and full of flavor, our cauliflower soup recipe is perfect for when you don’t feel like spending hours at the stove!
Hasselback Butternut Squash with Cranberries and Balsamic Glaze
This easy roasted butternut squash dish will take center stage at your Rosh Hashanah dinner.
Quinoa Stuffed Zucchini Boats
Mashed Butternut Squash with Spiced Chickpeas
This delicious main course combines sweet and comforting mashed butternut squash with savory spiced chickpeas for an all-in-one meal that is perfect as a vegan entree or side dish for Rosh Hashanah.
Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread
This recipe uses loads of zucchini and the perfect blend of flavors to create a rich, moist, and spiced loaf that you’ll want to make again and again.
Rosh Hashanah Recipes with Dates
Halva Stuffed Dates Covered in Chocolate
This deliciously decadent and oh-so-easy Tahini Stuffed Medjool Date recipe dipped in decadent dark chocolate can be enjoyed as an afternoon treat, or as the most enchanting Rosh Hashanah dessert.
Chocolate Chia Pudding
Indulge in this easy chocolate chia pudding. Nutritious chia seeds, sweet dates, rich cocoa powder, and your favorite plant-based milk all work together to create a decadent dessert!
Other Rosh Hashanah Recipes
Leek and Potato Soup
Leek and Potato Soup just might be the easiest soup to make from scratch! It requires minimal effort, and it’s filled with fresh ingredients and plant-based flavor.
Swiss Chard with White Beans
This Sauteed Swiss Chard with Garlic and Cannellini Beans is an easy-to-make, filling, and nutritious dish, serve it bread, rice, or quinoa.
The Best Vegetarian Matza Ball Soup
This super flavorful and comforting Vegetarian Matzo Ball Soup is just what you need this Rosh Hashanah. Made from scratch, no chicken, no boxed broth, no bouillon cubes needed! Our most creative Rosh Hashanah Recipe
Leek and Potato Soup
ffort, and it’s filled with fresh ingredients and plant-based flavor. This is a vegan and gluten-free soup!
Espinacas a la Catalana (spinach with raisins and pine nuts)
This Spanish Spinach recipe from the Catalonia region of Spain comes together in no time. Pine nuts and Spinach are added to garlic sauteed spinach.
Thanks to you both I have a fabulous Rosh HaShana menu!! I had already organized myself with Basmati Rice with Carrots, the Double Chocolate Cake, Mediterranean Sweet Chicken, Spinach Potato Nests, and Sweet Stuffed Grape leaves...these are all proven hits at my house for special occasions. May you and your families be blessed with success, good health, simcha, and opportunities for growth in all areas. Looking forward to great things in the New Year!
Vicky & Ruth says
Thank you Cindy,same to you. Our best wishes for a year full of good health, success and peace. So glad that our recipes are going to be part of your holiday table.
Anna Levi says
De acuerdo del Ecuador. L'Shana Tova uMetuka
Vicky and Ruth says
Saludos! Shana Tova!
Consuelo @ Honey & Figs says
¡Qué buena pinta que tiene el Challah de manzana y miel! Ésa receta me la apunto, que tengo que probarla.
Un beso 😀
Vicky & Ruth says
Gracias consuelo. Esperamos que la pruebes.
Vicky & Ruth says
Whitney @ Jewhungry says
What a beautiful round up! I'm sure everything tastes wonderful as the pictures are so beautiful!
Tamar Genger @joyofkosher says
Amazing bunch of recipes.
cindy faust says
These are fabulous recipes! Please note that in general we do not use nuts at Rosh HaShana so I will work around that.... or save for Succos!! These are dishes that will "speak" to anyone at the table as they have eye appeal and great flavors!!
Vicky & Ruth says
Thank you Cindy. Nuts can be replaced with pumpkin or sunflower seeds and in some cases pomegranate seeds.
Paula Z says
Thank you for this inspired list! The apple-honey challah has been on my menu since I first happened upon it and it never disappoints! Now, you have offered a few more delicious and beautiful to look at alternatives, which I can't wait to try. L'Shana Tova u Metuka to you and your families!
Vicky and Ruth says
L'Shana Tova u Metuka to you and your family as well!