There are no particularly distinctive foods for Shemini Atzeret. That said, since Shemini Atzeret comes at the end of Sukkot — and is for many Jews the final day of Sukkot — it is appropriate to eat foods that can be enjoyed outside and celebrate the harvest. Here are some suggestions!
- Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash
- Stuffed Cabbage (with video tutorial!)
- Curry Pumpkin Corn Soup
- Chocolate-Cranberry Challah Rolls with Citrus Sugar
- Arugula Sweet Potato Salad
- Sweet Potato-Pecan Kugel
- Cauliflower Steak with Tahini and Pine Nuts
- Scrumptious Sweet Potato Hummus
- Mujaderra Stuffed Kabocha
- Moroccan-Inspired Tzimmes
- Honeyed Carrots and Roasted Chickpeas with Tahini
- Classic Potato Kugel
Finally, since the lulav and etrog are no longer waved on Shemini Atzeret, you can now think about eating your etrog. Here are some ideas.