This New Year’s Eve, we’re focusing on different food traditions from around the world that resemble peace, good luck, and prosperity! Being together with family and celebrating traditions are important to us at Pure Flavor® so we’ve featured five different foods that do just that!

New Year’s Eve Menu

Highlighted by our line-up of certified organic greenhouse grown vegetables, these small bites are perfect to create a lucky New Year’s Eve menu!

Black-Eyed Peas –

Black-Eyed Peas are often part of the most well-known foods from the South! Traditionally, Black-Eyed Peas symbolize luck and prosperity- this stems from the Civil War days when people felt lucky to have Black-Eyed Peas to eat and help them survive through the winter. Families have embraced the tradition of serving Black-Eyed Peas on New Year’s Day for centuries as a way to foster abundance for the coming year! To celebrate this tradition, we created a Black-Eyed Pea Dip featuring our Organic Juno® Bites Red Grape Tomatoes!

This easy-to-assemble dip is a healthy gluten-free appetizer or side dish with Southern flair!

Tamales –

Eating Tamales on New Year’s Day is traditional in Mexico. The deeply golden yellow of the corn in the masa symbolizes golden wealth for the future. Tamales also represent prosperity and family unity making them a perfect (and delicious) treat for ringing in the New Year. Try these simplified Tamale Bites with Organic Roma Tomatoes– they are full of flavor and easy to make ahead.

These zesty Tamale Bites featuring our Organic Roma Tomatoes will be sure to be a hit at this year’s New Year’s Party!

Dumplings –

Dumplings symbolize fortune and a prosperous future because of their wholesome shape and the prospect of delicious treasure inside! These are often eaten as part of the Lunar New Year Feast. Who wouldn’t want this staple at their holiday party?

Filled with the perfect balance of sweet and savory, these Vegetable Dumplings made with our Organic Sweet Bell Peppers are perfect for a holiday dinner or as a party appetizer!

Lentils –

Did you know that in some customs, eating lentils at midnight brings good luck? According to some, legumes symbolize longevity because they are long-lasting and for others, lentils are a symbol of prosperity because they resemble ancient gold coins!

That’s why we decided to make this Good Luck Lentil Dip using our Organic Juno® Bite Red Grape Tomatoes! Party all night with the help of our premium vegetables!

Bring a pop of juicy flavor in every bite with this Good Luck Lentil Dip!

Soba Noodles –

Break away from any bad luck by welcoming in the New Year with this recipe including soba noodles that represent a wish for longevity! The Japanese tradition “toshikishi soba” translates to “year crossing” soba – where it is customary to have a bowl of soba noodles on New Year’s Eve, often at a time close to midnight.

These Soba Noodle Cucumber Cups made with Organic Long English Cucumbers are a simple appetizer that is both easy to make & easy to eat! Fresh & flavorful they are sure to be a party favorite.

Top 5 Party Planning Tips –

Try these five tips to make your party planning go smoothly and stress-free!

1. Start Early

Pick a day, time, and location and send out the invites at least two weeks before for a casual gathering and four weeks for a formal event! You’ll want to gather ideas for the theme, menu, and décor way in advance, so things aren’t left to the last second!

2. Choose a Theme

Although the holidays are a theme in itself, choosing a theme can help get everyone invited excited and into a party mood! It can also inspire your décor, food, and dress code!

3. Create a Checklist

Write everything down – from “send out invites” to “set up self-serve bar”! Not only is it a great way to know for sure that everything is done – but it’s also really satisfying to check off those to-dos!

4. Plan Ahead

Whether it’s decorating or preparing foods that can sit overnight in the fridge, getting things done in advance can cause tons of peace of mind and keep you ahead of schedule!

5. Create a Playlist

With so many songs to choose from, it can be overwhelming to create the ultimate playlist – so, we’ve done this one for you! Go ahead and check it off your list! Having a party playlist can be a great way to get (and keep) your guests in a celebratory mood!

#flavorUP Your New Year’s Eve –

  • Dance The Night – Dua Lipa
  • Champagne – Lindsay Ell
  • New Year’s Day – Taylor Swift
  • Firework – Katy Perry
  • Raise Your Glass – P!nk
  • Kiss me at midnight – *NSYC
  • Brand New Day – JVKE
  • 1999 – Prince
  • New Year’s Day – Bon Jovi
  • Auld Lang Syne (The New Year’s Anthem) – Mariah Carey
  • New Year’s Day – Pentatonix
  • Midnight Sky – Miley Cyrus
  • Shut up and Dance – WALK THE MOON
  • Don’t Start Now – Dua Lipa
  • I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
  • Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
  • Don’t Stop The Music – Rihanna
  • Happy – Pharrel Williams
  • Just Dance – Lady Gaga
  • What are you doing New Year’s Eve? – Kacey Musgraves