Delicious Rosh Hashana Side Dish Recipes

Disclosure StatementDelicious Rosh Hashana Side DishesNot sure what side dishes you are going to make for Rosh Hashana this year? I hope that this post will help!

I’ve scoured the web and here are the most interesting, mouth-watering and seasonally-inspired side dishes I found. Perfect for your New Year’s table!

Quinoa, Fennel & Pomegranate SaladPhoto Credit

Quinoa, Fennel, and Pomegranate Salad from Bon Appetit

Sweet Basmati Rice for Rosh HashanaPhoto Credit

Sweet Basmati Rice with Carrots & Raisins from May I Have That Recipe (Omit the nuts if that is your custom)

Sauteed LeeksPhoto Credit

Sauteed Leeks from Jamie Oliver

Roasted Apples and ParsnipsPhoto Credit

Roasted Apples & Parsnips from

Simanim Salad from

Pomegranate ColeslawPhoto Credit

Pomegranate Coleslaw by Busy in Brooklyn (I think this would be the perfect lighter side dish paired with my Rosh Hashana brisket!)

potato kugel cupsPhoto Credit

Jamie Geller’s Potato Kugel Cups by Joy of Kosher

Simanim Quinoa SaladPhoto Credit

Simanim Quinoa Salad from Joy of Kosher

roasted carrots with dillPhoto Credit

Roasted Carrots with Dill from Tori Avery

Apple Kugel from

Roaster Butternut Squash Orzo Salad with Pomegranate SeedsPhoto Credit

Roasted Butternut Squash and Orzo Salad with Pomegranate Seeds from Overtime Cook (Check out this video to learn how to seed the pomegranate yourself without making a mess — or grab the Pomegranate Tool.)

moroccan carrot salad and moroccan beet saladPhoto Credit

Moroccan Carrot Salad & Moroccan Beet Salad from Creative Jewish Mom (Check out all her amazing Rosh Hashana crafts while you’re over there)

carrot puree with hazelnut tapenadePhoto Credit

Carrot Puree with Hazelnut Tapenade from Eating Well

pearled barley salad with apples, pomegranate seeds and pine nutsPhoto Credit

Pearled Barley Salad with Apples, Pomegranate Seeds and Pine Nuts from Food & Wine
Sephardic Rosh Hashana RicePhoto Credit

Sephardic Jeweled Rosh Hashana Rice from My Jewish Learning

Beet, Cucumber & Orange SaladPhoto Credit 

Beet, Cucumber & Orange Salad from VegKitchen

Carrot KugelPhoto Credit

Carrot Kugel by Giora Shimoni,’s Kosher Food expert (I prefer using silicone molds so I’m sure my kugel / cake won’t stick!)

What is your favorite Rosh Hashana side dish? I’d love to expand this list with your suggestions in the comments below!

36 Apple Recipes for Rosh Hashana Collage

Want more recipe motivation? Check out these 36 Delicious Apple Recipes — from soup to desserts and everything in between (I even have an apple brisket recipe for you)!

Working on your round challot? Don’t forget about my easy peasy tutorial to weave a gorgeous four strand challah into the perfect round shape!


  1. Mouth is watering already!

  2. Great challah tutorial! Thanks!

  3. What a fabulous roundup Mara! Thank you so much for including my orzo recipe!

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