The best New Year recipes for the festive table 2016

To celebrate the New Year with dignity, it's not enough to cook a delicious dinner. It is required to thematically "connect" it with the holiday. Someone prefers to simplify the task and orders food in the restaurant. And for those who prepare meals for loved ones on their own, we offer the top 5 best New Year recipes for 2016.

Last year we published budget New Year recipes for dishes. Perhaps they are relevant now.


  • 5. Snowman salad
  • 4. Red punch
  • 3. Salad "Christmas decorations"
  • 2. New Year's biscuit
  • 1. Salad "Monkey"

5. Salad "Snowman"

It will take: 2 fresh cucumbers,2 pcs.potatoes, 3 boiled eggs, 400 grams of chicken breast, 150 g of mayonnaise, 1 carrot, a pair of crab sticks, 2 peas of pepper and 6 canned peas.


  • Cut small cubes into the boiled chicken breast.
  • Then boil the potatoes and cut into cubes.
  • Grate the egg whites.
  • Cucumbers, peeled, cut into small strips.
  • Salad lay out layers, promazyvaya each layer of mayonnaise, with the exception of the last layer. First put the chicken breast, then cucumber, potatoes and squirrels.
  • Decorate the salad with herbs."Hands" of the snowman can serve as stalks of parsley.
  • The tip of the snowman is the tip of the carrot, eyes - pea peppers. Mouth and cap - from crab sticks, buttons - from canned peas.

4. Red punch

What could be better for meeting Red Monkey than a glass of strong and fragrant punch? Just remember that it takes a week to prepare it.

You will need: 750 ml of red wine, 2 measuring cups( 240 ml) of vodka, 1 vanilla pod( it should be divided along and select seeds), 2 cinnamon sticks, 2 cups sugar, 4 oranges, thinly sliced, 2 red oranges,thinly sliced, 2 lemons, thinly sliced, 2 dried clove buds( spice), 4 cups of ginger ale.


  • Mix the wine, vodka, pod and vanilla seeds, cinnamon sticks, sugar, citrus, and cloves in large capacity.
  • Cover with a plastic wrap and store for 7 days in the refrigerator.
  • Strain the punch through a fine sieve or gauze.
  • Add ginger ale and immediately serve.

3. New Year's decoration salad

It will take: 2 cloves of garlic, 200 g of cheese, mayonnaise, hazelnut or almond nuts, olives, dill.


  • Grate cheese.
  • Mix with grated or finely chopped garlic.
  • Add mayonnaise to make a plastic mass. Stir and mix.
  • Put a nut into the middle of the olive.
  • Form balls from cheese mass.
  • Put olive and walnut inside each ball.
  • Dried dill chop very finely and sprinkle( or roll in it) every ball.

2. Christmas cookies

It will be required: 100 gr.butter, 300 grams of powdered sugar, egg, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 275 grams.wheat flour, 4 tablespoons of water, 3 drops of food color, pearls from mastic or any other edible ornament.


  • Preheat the oven to 190 degrees.
  • Cream, oil and a hundred gr.sugar powder mix in a bowl to a light and "fluffy" consistency.
  • Mix the mixture with the egg and vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour until the mixture looks like a dough.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured board, to a thickness of 1 cm.
  • Cut the pastry out of the dough( for example, with a glass) and place on a baking sheet.
  • 10 minutes bake cookies, it should turn pale golden brown.
  • Sift 200 gr of powdered sugar and mix with water. It should be a creamy mixture. Add food coloring.
  • Apply the glaze to the cookies with a knife and sprinkle with "pearls".

1. Salad "Monkey"

Of course, the rating of New Year's recipes could not do without the mistress of 2016.

It will be required: 150 gr.cheese, 2 chicken fillets, 3 tablespoons mayonnaise, 2 apples, 3 boiled eggs, 100 gr.olives, pepper and salt, a glass of chopped walnuts.


  • Cut chicken and eggs into small cubes.
  • Peel apples, grate on medium grater, add to dish.
  • Grated cheese( 100 g.) Add to the salad. Season the appetizer with mayonnaise, add salt and pepper.
  • Put the mass on a flat dish and give it the shape of a monkey's head.
  • Grate the remaining 50 gr.cheese.
  • Make a monkey's hair out of nuts, its edge is made from olives, the muzzle is made of grated cheese. Eyes, nose and smile - from olives.