When Hanukkah dinner comes to mind, you know there is most likely going to be brisket at the center of the table. What about the rest of the meal, though? Like any festive dinner, the side dishes are an equally important part. We rounded up 10 of our favorites sides that fit the bill for the holidays. Latkes are definitely one of those things, but there are a few others that deserve just as much room at the table.
Parsnips have a natural sweetness to them that makes for latkes that pair especially well with the classic side of applesauce that's usually reserved for potato latkes.
Seeing the latkes are the most traditional side dish for Hanukkah, it's nice to have another side dish that's a light, bright contrast to the fried fare.
These unique latkes happen to be gluten-free, thanks to using chickpea or oat flour to bind them.
Instead of potatoes, these latkes are made with a flavorful mix of ground beef, mint, parsley, cilantro, and scallions. Slip leftovers into pita for a great lunch sandwich.
While kugel isn't on everyone's table for Hanukkah, for some it definitely makes an appearance. This one requires nothing but ingredients you likely already have in your pantry.
The caraway sour cream, flavored with honey and Dijon mustard, is so good that even if you don't make these particular latkes, you should make the sauce.
This colorful salad is not only the best way to welcome citrus season, but it's also such a juicy, fresh contrast Hanukkah's fried treats and meaty main courses.
Sure, it's fun to play around with non-potato latkes, but of course the most classic version will always be the most favorite — especially when served with applesauce and sour cream.
Swiss chard, fennel, cucumbers, and roasted sweet potatoes join forces in this seasonal salad that feels extra wholesome next to that platter of latkes.