Healthy & Tasty Dishes for New Year Table 2019

festive Christmas table with dinner near decorated fireplace and Christmas tree

The festive eve is coming, and we are very much looking forward to celebrate start of the New Year 2019. The celebration is always full of pleasant moments, and tasting delicious New Year`s meals is somewhere at the top of our list. We prepared the best New Year`s food ideas so that you could impress your family and friends with true wonders of culinary.

Olivier Salad – Japanese Style

olivier salad with caviar and greenery on plate
Olivier salad is the traditional element of New Year`s dinner in Ukraine. Usually it is cooked with meat and mayo, but we offer to cook its healthier version in the Japanese style.
Ingredients for the salad:

  • 1 fresh cucumber
  • 300 g of canned peas
  • 9 eggs
  • 3 carrots
  • 4 potatoes
  • 150 g of small shrimps
  • 1 can of red caviar

Ingredients for sauce:

  • 1 egg
  • 1 garlic
  • 0.5 teaspoon of sugar
  • 0.5 teaspoon of wasabi
  • Lemon juice
  • Vegetable oil

How to cook:
First, we need to cook sauce. To do this, mix egg, garlic, wasabi, sugar, salt and lemon juice in a blender. While beating up this mixture, add some vegetable oil. The sauce is ready! Now it`s time to cook the main part – Olivier salad itself. First, you need to boil and peel carrots, eggs and potatoes. Then cut them into cubes, mix and add shrimps and peas. Then just dress your salad with sauce, decorate it with caviar and enjoy the perfect taste.

Pancakes with Curd and Salmon

Pancakes with Curd and Salmon and greenery on plate
This light and delicious snack is a good choice for the list of your New Year's Eve dishes.

  • 200 g of flour
  • 0.5 l of milk
  • 15 g of caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 200 g of salmon
  • 75 g of sour cream
  • 200 g of curd
  • Salt, vegetable oil
  • Greenery 

How to cook:
Make dough, then grease pan with oil and fry thin pancakes. To make filling, put curd, sour cream, greenery and salt in a blender and mix everything. Put filling and pieces of salmon on pancakes and roll them. Your snack is ready!

Chicken with Oranges, Honey and Garlics

chicken cooked with oranges on plate with new year decorations on background
The combination of chicken and oranges is very tasty and fresh. Definitely, it`s one of the most popular New Year`s dinner ideas for main course.

  • 8 chicken legs
  • 1.5 oranges
  • 4 pieces of garlics
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of mustard
  • 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Rosemary and other herbs

How to cook:
Mix juice of half orange, honey, mustard, oil and chopped garlic in casserole dish. Add salt and pepper, put chicken legs in marinade and leave for 30 minutes. Heat oven up to 180 C. Cut orange into pieces and put them between chicken legs. Then put dish into oven and bake for 35-40 minutes. Add herbs 5 minutes before the end.

Snacks Shaped as Piggies

salad with funny decoration
New Year`s Eve food 2019 should include pig – the symbol of the upcoming year. But of course it`s not necessary to roast the whole pig. We recommend simple and funny alternative: you may cook light snacks made in the shape of a pig – toasts, tartlets, cookies and so on. Just use your fantasy and creativity to surprise your guests with delicious piggies. For an example, on the picture below you can see appetizing piggy made of curd, cheese, eggs, basilica, olives and toasts.

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Cake with Raisins and Nuts

Cake with apples and christmas decorations
And what about New year`s Eve desserts? Surely festive table needs some sweetness on it. For our tasty list, we chose Christmas cake with raisins and nuts.

  • 30 g of nuts
  • 220 g of butter
  • 200 g of sugar
  • Half pack of vanilla sugar
  • 280 g of flour
  • 4 eggs
  • Half pack of leaven
  • Cinnamon and cloves
  • Salt
  • 100 g of black raisins

How to cook:
Chop nuts and add few spoons of sugar. Then mix butter with sugar and vanilla, after that whip it using mixer. After 3-5 minutes, add eggs and whip for 3 more minutes. Then add all other ingredients and mix until smooth. Put into silicone form and bake in oven at 170 C for 40 minutes. Then just decorate your culinary masterpiece and serve it on the table!

Ginger Cookies

many ginger cookies on two level plate and bottle of wine
Ginger cookies are one of the most favorite and popular New Year desserts. Let`s learn how to cook these delicious sweets.

  • 200 g of flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 glass of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of leaven
  • 100 g of butter
  • 2.5 teaspoons of grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 5 pieces of cloves
  • 3 teaspoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of grated cardamom

How to cook:
Mill all species into powder. Then add grated ginger. After that, add flour mixed with leaven. In a separate vessel, whip melted butter and sugar by mixer. Add eggs and warmed honey. Then add flour and mix everything properly by hands. The dough will become brown – it will indicate that you are doing everything right. Leave the dough in fridge for 1.5-2 hours. Then take it out, roll and cut out figures using special forms. After that, leave cookies in a heated oven for 5-7 minutes. You can also decorate them with confectionary glazes.

Ginger Tea with Orange

tea with oranges and pot with honey
Yeah, usually we drink champagne on New Year, but some of us prefer healthier drinks instead or after it. For this case, we provide the recipe of healthy, warm and delicious ginger tea with oranges.

  • 2 teaspoons of green tea
  • 2 teaspoons of fresh ginger
  • 1 orange
  • Mint leafs
  • Small amount of powdered pepper
  • 2 teaspoons of honey

How to cook:
First, grate ginger. Then put tea, ginger, mint, pepper in a teapot, pour hot water and leave for few minutes. Squeeze half an orange and add its juice. Leave the drink for some time. After that, add honey or sugar, orange wedge, and enjoy the fragrant drink.
Bon appetite at the New Year`s Eve dinner 2019!
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