Lucky Food: New Year’s Day Recipe Roundup

Over 50 recipes designed to ensure luck in the new year.
50+ Lucky New Years Foods

Greens 

Green is the color of money. Show me the greens, and I will show you prosperity.

Crock Pot Collard Greens

Crock Pot Collard Greens
Braised Turnip Greens with Potato

Braised Turnip Greens with Potato

Trinidad Callaloo Soup

Trinidad Callaloo Soup

Diver’s Scallops with Sauteed Kale and Butter Bean Puree

Diver’s Scallops with Sauteed Kale and Butter Bean Puree

Poached Eggs with Sauteed Kale,Mushrooms and Chevre

Poached Eggs with Sauteed Kale,Mushrooms and Chevre

Greek Omelette Roll with Spinach

Greek Omelette Roll with Spinach

Quiche with Swiss Chard and Mushroom

Quiche with Swiss Chard and Mushroom

Sauerkraut

Eat that which is sour, so your life may be sweet.

Pork and Sauerkraut in the Crockpot

Pork and Sauerkraut in the Crockpot

German Sauerkraut Roll
German Sauerkraut Roll
German Sauerkraut Balls
German Sauerkraut Balls
German Burger
German Burger
Creamy Sauerkraut
Creamy Sauerkraut
Hungarian Cabbage Soup / Kaposzta Leves
Hungarian Cabbage Soup / Kaposzta Leves
Sauerkraut Pizza
Sauerkraut Pizza
Sauerkraut Cabbage Rolls
Sauerkraut Cabbage Rolls
Sauerkraut Dip with Bacon and Garlic
Sauerkraut Dip with Bacon and Garlic
Old-Fashioned Sauerkraut Salad
Old-Fashioned Sauerkraut Salad

Shchi – Winter Sour Cabbage Soup

Braised Cabbage in Sour Cream
Braised Cabbage in Sour Cream

Beans, Lentils, Black-Eyed Peas

These foods are associated with new starts, birth and growth.

Quick Hoppin’ John

Quick Hoppin' John

Easy Crockpot Beans with Ham
Easy Crockpot Beans with Ham

Ham and Bean Soup
Ham and Bean Soup
French Tomato Lentil Soup
French Tomato Lentil Soup
Creamy Ham and Beans
Creamy Ham and Beans
Black-Eyed Pea Jambalaya
Black-Eyed Pea Jambalaya
Spicy Black Eyed Pea Soup
Spicy Black Eyed Pea Soup
Texas Caviar
Texas Caviar
Tomato Black-Eyed Pea Soup
Tomato Black-Eyed Pea Soup

Crock Pot Ham and Beans

Crock Pot Ham and Beans

Cornbread

Like many foods full with seeds, the kernels of corn represent growth and birth. They also go quite nicely with many other lucky New Years foods.

Cracklin’ Corn Bread
Cracklin' Corn Bread
Buttermilk Corn Muffins
Buttermilk Corn Muffins
Southern Pecan Corn Muffins
Southern Pecan Corn Muffins

Pork

Pork is a nice sweet meat. And also very lucky, since pigs root forward for food, signifying uncovering of fortune, new starts, and progress.

Crock Pot Pulled Pork
Crock Pot Pulled Pork
Tacos de Carnitas (Shredded Pork Soft Tacos)
Tacos de Carnitas (Shredded Pork Soft Tacos)
Szechuan Twice Cooked Pork
Szechuan Twice Cooked Pork
Pulled Pork with South Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce
Pulled Pork with South Carolina Mustard Barbecue Sauce
Pork Chops in Sour Cherry Sauce
Pork Chops in Sour Cherry Sauce
Pork Vindaloo
Pork Vindaloo

Eggs

Eggs are the quintessential representation of the cycle of rebirth, growth and continued life.

Curry Scrambled Eggs
Curry Scrambled Eggs
Deviled Egg Salad
Deviled Egg Salad
Coddled Eggs
Coddled Eggs
Scrambled Eggs with Tomato and Dill
Scrambled Eggs with Tomato and Dill
Sriracha Deviled Eggs
Sriracha Deviled Eggs
Potato Stuffed Deviled Eggs
Potato Stuffed Deviled Eggs
Unholy Eggs
Unholy Eggs
Bacon-Cheddar Deviled Eggs
Bacon-Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Noodles

In some Asian cultures, long noodles signify long life. Live to the fullest!

Honey Sriracha Sesame Noodles
Honey Sriracha Sesame Noodles

Whole Fish

An Asian symbol of prosperity.

Grilled Florida Pompano
Grilled Florida Pompano

Pomegranates

Pomegranates represent the fullness of the womb with seed, new starts, and abundance.

Salad Irooni

Salad Irooni

Grapes

Chock full of seeds, grapes are very masculine, and signify new beginnings. Also associated with Bacchus and Dionysus, who are associated with wine, partying, and finer things. Celebrate!

Just Like Dewey’s Candied Walnut and Grape Salad
Just Like Dewey's Candied Walnut and Grape Salad
Goat Cheese, Grape and Pistachio Truffles
Goat Cheese, Grape and Pistachio Truffles

Corned Beef

This traditional Irish lucky food was preserved during the winter months to ensure new life in Spring.

Crock Pot Glazed Corned Beef Brisket
Crock Pot Glazed Corned Beef Brisket
Corned Beef Hash
Corned Beef Hash
Reuben Sandwich
Reuben Sandwich

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