You’ve never had carrots this delicious! Tzimmes, a traditional Jewish side dish often prepared for Rosh Hashanah, is a sweet medley of root vegetables and dried fruit that is stewed to perfection. Featuring warm flavors and colorful ingredients, we also think it’s the perfect recipe to celebrate the fall harvest! Learn how to make this classic sweet and (slightly) savory accompaniment to your seasonal autumn menu.
A quick search on the internet for tzimmes recipes will yield tons of different yet similar combinations of ingredients. Our version features sliced carrots, cubed sweet potatoes and chopped onions, plus dried fruit like apricots, prunes and cranberries or raisins. While all of these components are already jam-packed with flavor, we take it to the next level with a mixture of orange juice, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Preparing this Rosh Hashanah recipe is very easy. First, place all of the ingredients in a large pot. Fill it with enough water to cover half of the contents. Set the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium, top the pot with a lid and let it cook until it becomes soft. Next, drain some of the liquid and let it cook for another 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can transfer the tzimmes into a baking dish and bake it in a 325-degree oven for one hour.
Healthy Hack: You can easily make tzimmes with meat but incorporating a chicken or lean beef. If you’re on the Nutrisystem plan, just be sure to count this addition towards your daily PowerFuels in the NuMi app.
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