12 Traditional Foods to Serve on New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is one of the most social nights of the year, with friends and families gathering to ring out the old and celebrate the new. Of course food is almost always involved, and there are culinary traditions around the world that are believed to bring luck, health, prosperity and other good fortune. If you’re looking for delicious ideas for your party or casual get-together, here are a few great recipes to suit any occasion.

  • PEI Fish Cakes 1 of 12
    Seafood has been a traditional offering on New Year's Eve for centuries; these bite-sized fish cakes are perfect for a cocktail party, appealing to kids and grown-ups alike.
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  • Warm Lentil Salad 2 of 12
    A warm lentil salad is just the thing when baby, it's cold outside. Nutrient-dense lentils won't wilt, making this dish perfect for buffets and potlucks.
    Patent and the Pantry has the recipe!
  • Spinach Pockets 3 of 12
    Greens symbolize money for a prosperous new year - these spinach pockets are perfect for a party, and resemble a wallet full of cash!
    Babble has the recipe!
  • Pumpkin Spice Cake Doughnuts 4 of 12
    Warm spices and comfort foods are still appealing over the holidays - freshly made doughnuts may be just the thing for those swearing to cut back on carbs on January 1!
    Babble has the recipe!
  • Ruby Red Salad with Pomegranates 5 of 12
    Pomegranate arils make a delicious and colourful topping for a salad - this one is extra dolled up for the occasion with pink vinaigrette!
    Family Bites has the recipe!
  • Five Ways with Lentils – and Coconut Curried Green Lentil Soup 6 of 12
    Aimee of Simple Bites has a way with lentils - five ways, in fact! Plus a recipe for divine curried coconut soup - perfect for a New Year's Eve dinner party.
    Simple Bites has the recipe!
  • Marinated Chicken and Grape Skewers with Garden Lentil Pilaf 7 of 12
    Chicken chunks alternate with juicy grapes on these skewers, which could be served as is for a cocktail party, or with the lentil pilaf for a celebratory meal.
    Babble has the recipe!
  • Pomegranate Lime Fizzy 8 of 12
    Looking for a fizzy, festive drink to ring in the new year? Try a sweet-tart pomegranate limy fizzy - perfect for kids, or add a splash of booze for the grown-ups!
    Babble has the recipe!
  • Power Noodles 9 of 12
    A pile of power noodles served Asian-style makes a great casual meal with friends, bringing fortune and longevity to the New Year!
    Babble has the recipe!
  • Red Velvet Bundt Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting 10 of 12
    A ring-shaped bundt cake gets festive when it's red velvet - a perfect pairing for luxurious cream cheese frosting!
    Cheeky Kitchen has the recipe!
  • Momofuku Ginger Scallion Noodles 11 of 12
    Made famous by Momofuku in NYC, these easy to make, inexpensive noodles are the first step to prosperity in the New Year.
    Patent and the Pantry has the recipe!
  • Yeast-Raised Doughnuts with Pomegranate Glaze 12 of 12
    A double whammy here! Pomegranates and ring-shaped yeast doughnuts are a perfect treat if you're looking for something special to snack on this New Year's Eve.
    Sophistimom has the recipe!

Find more of Julie’s recipes and ideas at her blog, Dinner with Julie. You can also join her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, or find more of her posts at the Family Kitchen.

Article Posted 5 years Ago

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