Prepare for the Jewish Holidays with These Recipes

We love the Jewish holidays because that means coming together with our families and eating delicious food. We cultivated a list of some of our favorite Jewish holiday-inspired recipes. However, these recipes can and should be celebrated throughout fall as they’re not limited to the High Holidays! We hope you enjoy them as much as we do, and Chag Sameach to those who celebrate! Thus, prepare for the Jewish holidays with these recipes!

carrot tahini soup with challah croutons - recipe for jewish holidays

Carrot Tahini Soup with Za’atar Challah Croutons

This carrot tahini soup with za’atar challah croutons and lemon garlic tahini drizzle is incredibly flavorful with the perfect balance of spice and heat. We loved the extra dimension the tahini sauce brought to the soup and the texture, crunch, and Mediterranean vibe the challah croutons gave it. This recipe makes for a delicious and warm welcome to the Jewish New Year.


kalejunkie crispy lemon potato wedges

Crispy Lemony Potato Wedges

These lemony potato wedges with a drizzle of tahini from Kale Junkie are a perfect component of any dinner, especially one for Rosh Hashanah or Yom Kippur. They’re an easy side to create and one that the whole family will enjoy. They’re kid-approved and healthier spin on french fries for the little ones to consume.


creamy hummus - recipe


While it wasn’t a dish typically served at our Rosh Hashanah dinners, we felt the need to add it to our repertoire as adults. Hummus is a dish that brings the entire family together, and it’s especially great as a topping to the round challahs eaten during these very special days. We recommend making Zahav’s renown hummus, or this 5-minute hummus that Michael Solomonov created.


spiced and roasted carrots and parsnips with silan date syrup

Spiced & Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Silan Drizzle

Think of this dish as a substitute for the traditional tzimmes. If you’re not familiar with this Ashkenazi Jewish dish, it’s a sweet stew typically made from carrots, dried fruits such like prunes or raisins, and is often combined with other root vegetables. Our recipe is a spin on this traditional side dish, with carrots and parsnips roasted in olive oil, drizzled with a hefty serving of silan, and optionally topped off with a sprinkle of goat cheese.


apple tahini torte - jewish holiday dessert

Dairy-Free Apple Tahini Torte

Whether you celebrate the Jewish holidays or are looking for an excuse to get your baking gear out, this easy dairy-free apple tahini torte is going to set the tone for baking this fall. The dessert’s texture is perfectly chewy with an ideal sweet to salty ratio. Top it with your favorite fall fruits (like pears or plums), or make it simply with apples like we did. No matter which fruits you add to it, it comes out delicious every time!


chewy tahini blondies from adeena sussman's sababa cookbook - dessert for jewish holidays

Chewy Tahini Blondies

We whipped up these blondies from Adeena Sussman’s Sababa, and they were gone, well, instantly. They’re chewy, nutty, and so so yummy. We recommend these blondies for any upcoming party this fall and winter! 


silan date syrup and tahini banana bread - soom foods

Silan & Tahini Banana Bread

While this recipe isn’t a honey loaf cake, it excites the taste buds as a honey cake does! This recipe comes together in minutes and really pleases the palate. This bread is full of layered flavors from the sweet bananas, the richness of silan, and the depth of tahini. Plus, it is super moist! Add an additional dash of pumpkin spice or cinnamon to complete the fall and festive vibe you may be craving. Feel free to make this into a cake. Pour it into a 9×13 dish or tin and bake at 325F for 35-45 minutes. 


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