Be happy, it's Purim! The whole family will enjoy these colorful side dishes that will add some flavor and fun to the table. 

On Purim it's a Mitzvah to be happy, so let's fill our table with favorite foods for everyone. 

Did you know it's a custom to serve foods like kreplach on Purim? Just like Hamantaschen, it represents the hidden nature of the miracle on Purim.  So let's go find some joyous recipes along with some that may be full of surprises. 

MEXICAN MASHED POTATOES

Mexican Mashed Potatoes

Not your ordinary mashed potatoes, let's add some color. 

CHAMPAGNE SWEETENED LENTILS 

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Lentils with dried fruits and a touch of champagne. 

CREAMY RAINBOW COLESLAW

creamy rainbow coleslaw

The most colorful dish we can find is this slaw. If this doesn't make you happy, we don't know what will. 

MINESTRONE STUFFED CABBAGE

Minestrone Stuffed Cabbage

No one will guess there are veggies inside this stuffed cabbage. 

BRAZILIAN ONION AND GARLIC RICE WITH BLACK EYED PEAS

Brazilian style rice and black eyed peas

White or even brown rice is so last year, let's go yellow. 

BEET WELLINGTON

beet wellington

This one's a little fancier and could be a main for vegetarians, but it could be a side to a fish meal. 

ESTHER'S PURSE

esthers purse

What's inside those? 

PERSIAN CARPET RIDES

persian carpets

Wrap and roll your veggies. 

CUCUMBER TOFU ROLLS

Cucumber Tofu Rolls

Colorful and healthy!

TOFU AND KALE SPRING ROLLS

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Even if you don't like kale you will like these. 

Slow Braised Short Rib Kreplach

short rib ravioli kreplach

These pockets of surprise will be everyone's favorite. Serve with the green sauce to keep it fun and colorful. 

ROASTED TOMATOES

Roasted Tomatoes

Simple but divine. 

CARAMELIZED TOMATO TARTINE

TOMATO TARTE TATIN

Like a fancy pizza. 

Corn and Sugar Snap Pea Salad

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Salads are always great additions to any meal. 

Summer Rolls

Summer Rolls

Salad in a wrapper!