Yom Kippur Menu Ideas

Yom Kippur Menu Ideas

Yom Kippur begins on the night of the 10th day of the seventh month/ new moon. This is a day to afflict our souls by doing no work at all, and a day where, under the Levitical priesthood, our sins would be atoned for by the blood of animals through the high priest. 

As a result of the change in the priesthood, our sins are completely atoned for in Jesus.

Yom Kippur is a traditional fast day, and whether or not you are fasting, here are some meal ideas. Meal ideas for either before or after the fast or during if you are not fasting. 

I wanted meal ideas that can be quick and easy for either case. I hope you have some inspiration or ideas from these meals!

Grain bowls

I love grain bowls, especially when they include farro and roasted veggies. Farro is an ancient grain and tastes kind of like barley but better. Grain bowls can be eaten cold or reheated for an easy and filling lunch or dinner option.

Baja Grain Bowl by How Sweet Eats

Mediterranean Quinoa Bowl with Roasted Red Pepper sauce by Pinch of Yum

Roasted Salmon and Farro bowl by BHG


You might know that I love salads, they are a must for any dinner, and the High Holidays are no exception! Greek salads and chickpea salads are my favorite. Perfect as a side or as a mini-meal.

Greek Salad by Valentias Corner

The Best Homemade Caesar Salad by Completely Delicious

Greek Chickpea Salad with Arugula by Little Broken


Beef and barley soup and butternut squash soup are my favorite kind of soups. I discovered butternut squash last year and I made it so many times before it went out of season. I like a more savory butternut squash soup, so my version only includes- butternut squash, potatoes, onions, chicken broth, and spices. The butternut squash has a sweetness of its own that I feel like doesn’t need to be enhanced.

Vegetable Beef Soup by Kims Cravings

Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup by Gimme Some Oven

Easy Beef and Barley Soup by MomsDish


My sister loves sandwiches. It is her go-to for any occasion. They are perfect for a quick Sabbath meal or for a rest day.

Roasted Beef Sandwich by The Local Palate

Turkey Avocado Sandwich by Neighbor Food Blog

Turkey Avocado Sandwich with Arugula by Avocado Pesto


I can, and I do drink tea all day long. I love hot lemon ginger tea with honey and a good peppermint tea. And I can’t wait to try these iced versions.

Lemon Mint Iced Tea by Confessions of an Overworked Mom

Ginger Lemon Honey Tea by Masala Herb

Iced Lemon Ginger Turmeric Tea by Six Clever Sisters


Sugar cookies our my most favorite dessert and are a great sweet treat.

The Best Chocolate Chip cookies by Six Sisters Stuff

Soft and Chewy Sugar cookies by Lovely Little Kitchen

The Best Vanilla Cake by Buttery Sweet

I hope you had some ideas or inspiration for what you should make for Yom Kippur. I hope you have a great and peaceful holiday. Shalom!

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