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5 recipes to start the New Year with a little luck


A little luck is always helpful, right? We think that’s especially the case at the start of a New Year. And that’s why we put together a list of 5 recipes featuring foods considered lucky by various cultures or regions around the world. They are:

1. Pork. Pigs are known to root around with their snouts moving in a forward motion, which is why many cultures eat pork on New Year’s Day. It symbolizes progress for the coming year. We’re big fans of this pork recipe because it tastes great and, as a sheet pan meal, it’s super easy to make.

Pork on a sheet pan

2. Pomegranates. A number of cultures associate seeds with fertility. One of our go-to pomegranate-infused recipe is this one for a Rainbow Salad with White Wine Vinaigrette.

Rainbow salad

3. Fish. Around the world, fish symbolize abundance. We really like this recipe for Seared Tuna with Avocado Salsa and this one for Grilled Halibut with Fresh Mango Salsa.

halibut on a plate

4. Yellow food. That’s because it’s the color of gold. How about this one for migas, which is a Tex-Mex skillet meal filled with protein-packed eggs, whole grain corn tortillas and Pepper Jack cheese or this one for Parsnip, Yukon & Herb-Oil Mash.

migas in a pot

5. Grapes. There’s a Spanish tradition that calls for eating 12 grapes, one at a time to represent the months, on New Year’s Day. Oh, and be sure to make a wish for each month. If you want a grape-inspired recipe, we’d suggest this one for Lucky Green Grape Salad or this one for Red Grape, Chicken & Pesto Pizza.

Grapes in a bowl

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