5 Thriving Foods to Welcome in the New Year!

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By Christine Lindner, Alsum Farms & Produce Marketing Manager

This New Year’s Eve, bring food traditions that symbolize harmony, good luck, health, and prosperity to the party. Even if you’re not superstitious, there’s no harm in having fun with traditions that have been followed for centuries.

While you reflect on the many accomplishments and joys of the past year, set yourself up for success to welcome in the New Year and ignite your personal potential and happiness to make 2024 the best year yet with these thriving foods! Or better yet, start a new tradition with these New Year’s potato dishes!

Serve up classic crowd-pleaser apps to dishes, that are good luck foods like Potato Hummus, Arugula Potato Salad, Tuscan Kale and Potato Soup, Smoked Brisket, and Beef and Potato Tamale Casserole.

Here are 5 delectable New Year’s potato dishes that will make your table spread full of good fortune this year!

Potato Hummus (Serve with pretzels for prosperity)

This creamy and flavorful bean-free hummus is made with potatoes instead of chickpeas! Paleo potato hummus is quick and easy to make and delicious with fresh veggies or pretzels (for prosperity).

Potato Hummus

Arugula Potato Salad (Greens represents the color of paper money)

A fresh arugula salad with crunchy apples, sweet, dried cranberries, and roasted fingerling potato slices. The salad greens represent green the color of paper money and thought to symbolize a prosperous year ahead.

Arugula Potato Salad

Tuscan Kale and Potato Soup (Onions symbolize growth and rebirth)

The Greek tradition of hanging a bag of onions a door is meant to symbolize growth and rebirth. During ancient times people realized that onions would sprout even when they were left alone. This tradition promoted growth throughout the new year. This recipe using onions, Italian sausage, tender kale, and hearty potatoes slow simmered in a cream-based broth with garlic is sure to be a delight.

Tuscan Kale and Potato Soup (Zupa Toscana)

Smoked Brisket Baked Potato (Pork represents progress)

Top your baked russet potato with smoked pulled pork brisket for big flavor.

Beef and Potato Tamale Casserole (Tamales represent prosperity and family unity)

Eating Tamales on New Year’s is a tradition in Mexico. Corn tortillas add great flavor and texture to this Mexican-style beef casserole. Tamales represent prosperity and family unity making them a perfect and delicious dish for ringing in the New Year.

Beef and Tomato Tamale

This New Year, add your own traditional eats to elevate your New Year’s spread. Plus, here’s some tips to help plan in style the best New Year’s Eve Party!

Cheers to a healthy and happy 2024!