From the Jewish Food Hero Kitchen: Georgian Beet Chickpea and Walnut Salad


Yes, it is true that for Hanukkah to feel like Hanukkah, we will eat latkes and sufganiyot. One way to make Hanukkah healthier is to bake the latkes and donuts, rather than deep frying them.  

Recipes for baked latkes and baked strawberry glazed sufganiyot are available in the Jewish Food Hero cookbook right here.


Another way to make Hanukkah healthier is to simply add more healthy food to our holiday table. Just eating latkes and donuts (even if they are healthy versions of these foods) will not leave us feeling satisfied. Add some some fresh vegetables to your Hanukkah table this year.  

I created this Beet Walnut Salad for Hanukkah after reading about the Georgian Jewish community (Georgia the Baltic state) in Gil Mark’s cookbook, Olive Trees and Honey: A Treasury of Vegetarian Recipes from Jewish Communities Around the World.  According to Mark’s, popular plant-based foods in Georgian Jewish communities include beets and walnuts. The preferred Georgia taste is sour.   

This salad includes beets, chickpeas, walnuts, and fresh green lettuce. The pink dressing is tangy-sour from citrus and creamy from walnuts.

If you like this recipe, you’ll love The Jewish Food Hero Cookbook: 50 Simple Plant Based Recipes For Your Holiday Meals

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