Gallery: 17 Recipes for Your Rosh Hashanah Feast

Carrot and Chickpea Salad with Fried Almonds
Carrot and Chickpea Salad with Fried Almonds

Carrots and chickpeas are tossed in a lemon vinaigrette flavored with cilantro, smoked paprika and cumin—an unusual but delicious combination. For a sweeter variation, try adding currants, honey, and cinnamon.

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[Photograph: Jennifer Segal]

Arugula, Apple, and Pomegranate Salad with Cider-Honey Vinaigrette
Arugula, Apple, and Pomegranate Salad with Cider-Honey Vinaigrette

This salad of peppery arugula, crisp apples and juicy pomegranate seeds embraces the holiday's classic ingredients in a non-traditional fashion. Better yet, it's as pretty as it is delicious!

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[Photograph: Jennifer Segal]

Spiced Carrot Salad with Olives
Spiced Carrot Salad with Olives

A combination of coriander seeds, red pepper flakes, and toasted cumin gives the carrots an earthy spiciness that plays against salty, vinegary olives and refreshing cilantro.

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Chicken Soup With Gondi (Iranian Chicken and Chickpea Dumplings)
Chicken Soup With Gondi (Iranian Chicken and Chickpea Dumplings)

Sure, matzo ball soup is technically a Passover dish, but we think it deserves more time in the spotlight! This Persian-style rendition is infused with a blend of spices and loaded with chicken for a rib-sticking soup that's a guaranteed crowd pleaser, no matter the holiday.

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[Photograph: Maggie Hoffman]

Bourbon Glazed Carrots
Bourbon Glazed Carrots

Ring in the New Year with the ideal celebratory dish: tender and sweet carrots tossed in glaze of booze, brown sugar, and butter.

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[Photograph: Caroline Ford]

Barbecue Brisket
Barbecue Brisket

Time is crucial for this smoky brisket—it takes about 16 hours to cook, but you'll be generously rewarded with the most tender, moist cut imaginable.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

Sweet and Sour Brisket With Pomegranate Molasses and Dried Fruit
Sweet and Sour Brisket With Pomegranate Molasses and Dried Fruit

The dried fruit in this recipe cooks down to a near paste and caramelizes, adding a lovely depth both to the meat and the sauce. The key here is slow, steady, patient heat—you get tender, delicately cooked meat that just melts in your mouth.

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[Photograph: Olga Massov]

Coffee-Rubbed Beef Brisket With Parsley Couscous
Coffee-Rubbed Beef Brisket With Parsley Couscous

Heady and exotic Moroccan spices give this brisket an atypical flavor profile. Combined with a coffee-based rub and preserved lemons, it makes great bedfellows with a parsley-flecked Israeli couscous.

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[Photograph: Jennifer Olvera]

Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt and Pomegranate Seed Sauce
Lamb Meatballs with Yogurt and Pomegranate Seed Sauce

Savory lamb meatballs and a creamy, pomegranate seed-studded sauce combine for a quick and easy Middle Eastern-inspired dinner. Yes, we know, this guy isn't exactly what you'd call kosher...

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[Photograph: Nick Kindelsperger]

Honey Baked Chicken
Honey Baked Chicken

This chicken may take its cues from Thailand, but it's spirit is well-suited for a Jewish celebration. A fine paste of garlic, peppercorns, and cilantro roots work in tandem with fish sauce and honey for a sweet and sour roast.

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[Photograph: Leela Punyaratabandhu]

Honey Chipotle Wings
Honey Chipotle Wings

With Rosh Hashanah so early this year, a cookout celebration is still on the table. These wings give a nod to the New Year's sweetness, while embracing a more casual backyard-style vibe.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

Easy Grilled Cornish Hens and Zucchini
Easy Grilled Cornish Hens and Zucchini

Another grill-friendly dish, these Cornish game hens embrace the season with a Mediterranean flavor profile. Serve them with a sweet carrot salad, or go rogue and pair 'em with some Greek salad and tzatziki

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Garlic and Rosemary Lamb Chops With a Honey-Cider Glaze
Garlic and Rosemary Lamb Chops With a Honey-Cider Glaze

A quick marinade in olive oil, garlic, and rosemary lends complementary earthy flavors to the chops without overpowering the unique meaty flavor of the lamb. As is, the crusty lamb chops are good enough on their own, but a quick pan sauce made from honey and apple cider provides a subtly sweet counterpoint to the savory lamb.

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[Photograph: Marvin Gapultos]

Potato Kugel
Potato Kugel

A hearty mix of potatoes, onion, and eggs, folded with some flour, makes for a substantive and filling meal, not to mention a New Year's staple.

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[Photograph: Olga Massov]

Challah
Challah

This one goes without saying—no Jewish celebration is complete without some fluffy, sweet challah. It's customary to braid it into a round for the New Year; check out this video to see how!

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[Photograph: Lauren Weisenthal]

Apple Butter
Apple Butter

This play on the traditional combination of apples and honey incorporates warm spices for a sweet, versatile spread.

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[Photograph: Joshua Bousel]

Honey Ginger Pumpkin Butter
Honey Ginger Pumpkin Butter

Another delicate spread just begging for a schmear on your New Year's challah, this recipe marries honey's delicate sweetness with the pronounced zing of fresh ginger.

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[Photograph: Lucy Baker]