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Lenten table on New Year's Eve: Seven festive recipes for the whole family

New Year's feast does not mean well-fed abundance for everyone. Believers these days observe the Nativity Fast. And vegetarian friends can drop by. So that no one remains hungry, we offer a delicious Lenten New Year's table menu.

Extravaganza for a snack

Traditional recipes for Lenten New Year's table are salads. Divide 400 g of broccoli into inflorescences and immerse them in boiling salted water for 2 minutes. Break the peeled grapefruit into slices, remove the white films and grind the pulp. Cut the red onion into rings. Dry 250 g of walnuts and peeled hazelnuts in a pan and gently knead them with a rolling pin. Combine broccoli, grapefruit, onions and nuts in a salad bowl, salt and pepper to taste, season the mix with 2 tbsp. l. olive oil, 2 tbsp. l. wine vinegar and 1 tbsp. l. honey. A lean salad like this can be garnished with pomegranate seeds to make it a gem on the menu. 

It's in the hat

Such an appetizer by its very appearance will cheer up and set the right tone for the feast.

Delicious meatless dishes for the New Year are obtained from mushrooms. For a festive snack, we need 10-15 large mushrooms, from which we carefully remove the legs so as not to damage the caps. Finely chop 2 peeled avocados, 3 colorful bell peppers, 4 tomatoes, a bunch of green onions and 50 g fresh basil. We mix all the ingredients, season them with a mixture of 3 tbsp. l. soy sauce and 2 crushed garlic cloves. Fill the mushroom caps with vegetable filling, sprinkle with sesame seeds, cheese and put in an oven preheated to 180 ° C for 10 minutes. Such an appetizer by its very appearance will cheer up and set the right tone for the feast. 

Rolls of happiness

This lean dish on the festive table will look even more organic if supplemented with parsley leaves

Eggplants with peppers are a godsend for a lenten festive table. Cut 4 sweet peppers of different colors into wide strips, place them under a preheated grill in the oven and wait for the tan to appear. We wrap the peppers in a plastic bag for 15 minutes - this will make it easier to remove the skin. Fry 2 eggplant cubes in oil, 2 tbsp. l. capers and 150 g pitted olives. Add 150 ml of tomato sauce, oregano, salt and pepper to taste, simmer for 10 minutes. We spread the filling on strips of pepper, roll up the rolls and secure with skewers. This lean dish on the festive table will look even more organic if it is supplemented with parsley leaves. 

Rainbow France 

The signature ratatouille biscuit will surely be the highlight of the evening

Want to surprise your guests? Then lean recipes will definitely come in handy. The French vegetable dish ratatouille will conquer absolutely everyone. We knead the dough from 180 g of flour, 135 ml of vegetable oil, 130 ml of water and cool it for half an hour. Remove the skin from 2 tomatoes and cut them into circles, similarly cut the zucchini. Let the bell peppers stand in the oven for 10 minutes and cut into squares. Fry the onion with ½ red pepper, add 2 tbsp. l. tomato paste, a pinch of salt and simmer the sauce for 7 minutes. We tamp the dough with a thin layer in a round shape, making sides, and coat it with sauce. Spread vegetables overlapping, alternating in color, and bake at 30 ° C for 180 minutes. The signature ratatouille biscuit will surely become the highlight of the evening. 

Vegetable Kaleidoscope 

This dish can be served on its own or as a side dish

A hearty lentil stew is another successful Lentil dish. Saute the onion and carrots until golden brown, sprinkle with crushed garlic clove and simmer for 3 minutes. We spread 600-700 g of tomatoes in their own juice, knead them thoroughly. Add 300 g of washed green lentils, 2 cups of vegetable broth, 2 tsp. curry and 1 tsp. cumin. Bring the stew to a boil, cover and simmer for 40 minutes over low heat. To make the stew saturated with aromas, add 1 tbsp. l. vinegar, salt to taste and let it brew for 10 minutes under the lid. This dish can be served on its own or as a side dish. 

Honey joy 

Children will really like this lean gingerbread with honey.

What a New Year's table, albeit lean, without baking? It will undoubtedly be decorated with a recipe for a fragrant gingerbread. Fill with a cup of strong coffee 200 g of sugar and 2 tbsp. l. honey, mix until completely dissolved. Continuing to stir, pour in 100 ml of vegetable oil. Separately combine 280 g flour, 10 g baking powder, 1 tsp. cinnamon and add them to the liquid base. Pour in 50 g of raisins, 125 g of finely chopped walnuts and knead the dough for honey gingerbread. Put it in a baking dish and put it in the oven for 30 minutes at 200 ° C. Children will really like this lean gingerbread with honey. You can serve gingerbread with nuts!

Summer in the middle of winter

Guests will love the most delicious sweet lean pie from the first bite.

Among the lean recipes, there are treats for even the most capricious sweet tooth. Sand berry pie is just one of them. Mix 200 g flour, 1 tsp. baking powder and 7 tbsp. l. syrup, knead the mixture with your hands into crumbs. We leave a third for sprinkling, pour 2 tbsp into the remaining mass. l. water and knead the dough. We roll out a thin layer, put it in a round shape, grabbing the sides, and put it in an oven preheated to 180 ° C for 10 minutes. Then put 200 g of defrosted currants in it, sprinkle with dough crumbs and bake for another 15 minutes. Guests will love this delicious sweet lean pie from the first bite. 

Have you already started to compose the holiday menu? Did you forget to include recipes for the Lenten table for the New Year in it? Share your fresh ideas and proven dishes in the comments. 

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