What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when you think of Hanukkah?
If you said latkes, I’m right there with you!
Latkes are one of my favorite traditional holiday foods. What’s not to love? They’re crispy, they’re flavorful, and they’re absolutely addictive when topped with some non-dairy cream and homemade applesauce. My kiddos love them too!
But while latkes are delicious, they can’t go it alone. They need some excellent accompanying dishes to round out this holiday tradition into something truly celebratory.
So to celebrate this year, we’re sharing our favorite a roundup of some of our favorite recipes for your Hanukkah celebration (latkes included)!
These dishes are healthy, crowd-pleasing additions to your Hanukkah menu. We’ve got all of your bases covered here from savory to sweet.
All of these recipes can be found either right here on our blog, or in our cookbook, The Conscious Cleanse Cookbook.
If you don’t already have a copy, you can snag a copy here. It also makes a great gift!
Here’s to candles lighting up these dark winter nights. Wishing you and your loved ones peace, love, and happiness.
Root Vegetable Latkes with Apple Pear Sauce: These latkes are a tasty and festive way to get some extra veggies in. Plus they pair deliciously with our homemade apple pear sauce! Top them off with a dollop of vegan sour cream, and you’ve got a perfectly balanced plate of heaven.
Herb Crusted Lamb Roast: If you’re looking for a show-stopping centerpiece for your Hanukkah gathering, we’ve got you covered. Our Herb Crusted Lamb Roast is the perfect cleanse-friendly alternative to brisket, plus the fresh herbs add so much rich flavor. Lamb is nutrient-dense meat; it’s a great source of protein, healthy fats, iron, essential B vitamins, and zinc.
*Winter Roasted Veggie Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing (The Conscious Cleanse Cookbook, pg. 99): There is nothing more comforting and satisfying than a zesty arugula salad topped with some tasty, warm-from-the-oven roasted veggies. Add in some crisp cucumber, cool avocado, and a creamy tahini dressing and you’ve got one winner of a winter salad!
Baked Balsalmic Cod: If you prefer fish over meat for your centerpiece, this baked cod is a great option for you. The balsamic vinegar adds the perfect punch to this mild white fish, elevating it to main dish status. Cod is high in omega-3 fatty acids, which promote good cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of heart disease and inflammation.
Raw Cacao Gelt Coins: Store-bought gelt is usually highly processed and packed with sugar and dairy. But don’t worry — it’s easier than you might think to make your own at home! This gelt recipe uses raw cacao, which is one of the highest natural sources of antioxidants. It’s packed with essential minerals like magnesium, chromium, iron, zinc, copper, and manganese.
*Vanilla Almond Macaroons with Chocolate Drizzle (The Conscious Cleanse Cookbook, pg. 220): Coconut macaroons are typically loaded with sugar, milk, and eggs. Our nearly raw, vegan version is stripped down to simple, wholesome ingredients with an optional chocolate drizzle that gives “almond joy” a whole new meaning. If you’re looking for more chocolate, we also include a dark chocolate variation in the recipe!