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Recipes to celebrate Purim

17 Recipes
Recipes to celebrate Purim
(Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times)

Vegan vegetable and sesame feast

Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Yields Serves 4 or 5 appetizer or 3 main course servings

Green tahini sauce

Time 15 minutes
Yields Makes a generous cup

Noodles with cabbage, poppy seeds and pepitas

Time 50 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Chickpea and noodle soup with Persian herbs

Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Hamantaschen with poppyseed filling

Time 6 hours 30 minutes
Yields Makes about 3 dozen hamantaschen

Shira Levy's no-bake nut balls

Time 25 minutes
Yields Makes 30 pieces

My mother's hamantaschen, but filled with Nutella

Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Chicken casserole with dates and almonds

Time Active work time: 20 minutes Total preparation time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Caraway Bundt Cake

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 12

Hamantaschen

Time 1 hour
Yields Makes 24 cookies

Hearty Bean and Kale Soup

Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Yields Serves 8 to 10

Layered poppy seed pastries

Time 2 hours
Yields Makes 24 pastries

Creamy rice pudding with cardamom and almonds

Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Yields Serves 4

Nut and seed treats

Time 40 minutes
Yields Makes 12 pieces

Double chocolate zucchini mini-muffins

Time 45 minutes
Yields Makes 2 1/2 dozen mini-muffins or 1 dozen standard muffins

Zucchini tea bread with cinnamon and nutmeg

Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Yields Serves 12


Noelle Carter is the former Los Angeles Times Test Kitchen director. She left in January 2019.
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