In Yiddish, “tzimmes” means a big fuss or commotion. Fortunately, this mélange of sweet vegetables and dried fruits is not much of a fuss to make, and is a signature holiday dish for the Jewish holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Passover. But you don’t have to wait for a holiday — or be Jewish — to enjoy carrot and sweet potato tzimmes. It’s a festive dish for any cool-weather occasion.
Carrots are one of the most commonly used symbolic food in Eastern European meals. The Yiddish word for carrot also means to increase or multiply — a positive wish for prosperity and luck to bring to the table. In this classic Jewish dish, carrots are combined with sweet potatoes and prunes, adding bright color to the table and plate.
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Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 174 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 44mg Carbohydrates: 32g Fiber: 5g Sugar: 17g Protein: 2g
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