Oil played an important role in the origin of Hanukkah, so meals during the eight-day holiday typically feature many fried foods to commemorate that history. If you’re looking for a lighter way to celebrate the Festival of Lights, try the following whole-food, plant-based tributes to some traditional favorites.
Though knishes’ exact origin is unknown, they’re believed to have originated between 400 and 600 years ago. Once you’ve tried these savory hand pies, it’s easy to see why they’ve stood the test of time.View Recipe
Beets aren’t just the main ingredient in borscht; the bright-red root vegetables are a key ingredient in many Ashkenazi dishes. In this easy salad, their earthy flavor grounds the tangy taste of quick-pickled red onions.View Recipe
Though traditionally served during Passover, this hearty, savory soup can be enjoyed all year round.View Recipe
Potato pancakes, or latkes, are a favorite dish for Hanukkah and make for great cold-weather comfort food.View Recipe
This recipe offers a healthy take on another traditional Hanukkah treat: Our sufganiyot (jelly doughnuts), typically deep-fried, are baked here and filled with fruit-only preserves.View Recipe
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