Chinese New Year is celebrated at the turn of the Chinese calendar, as is often referred to as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival. This year, Chinese New Year falls on Thursday, Feb. 19. So keep with the tradition that this holiday brings of sweeping out ill-fortune and bringing in good luck with these six good luck foods that celebrate the year of the goat!
From oranges, symbolizing happiness, to long noodles, symbolizing longevity, these dishes will be sure to start the Chinese New Year off right!
1. Pomegranate Fudge
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2. Orange and Pomegranate Salad
This fresh salad is packed with oranges for good luck and fortune and juicy pomegranate arils for happiness making it the perfect dish to round out your dinner!
3. Spicy Mandarin Orange Soba Noodles
Long noodles are the symbol for a long life! This noodle dish brings in an element of happiness with the addition of oranges.
4. Cranberry Bliss Cheese Ball
Celebrate the year of the goat with these cranberry bliss cheese balls made with goat cheese. It’s a delicious dessert rolled up in a bite-size treat.
5. Slow Cooked Pork Tacos with Orange Broccoli Slaw
This taco version of General Tso’s chicken amps up the fun factor and brings in oranges for a happy new year!
6. Asian Dumplings with Dipping Sauce
Made with lean ground turkey and baked in a muffin tin, these dumplings not only symbolize wealth for the new year, but they’re also much healthier than traditional fried dumplings!
7. Steamed Pork Dumplings
With garlic, ginger, and sesame oil, these steamed dumplings are loaded with flavor. The fact that dumplings are meant to bring wealth into the new year is just the icing on the cake!