Pesach meals

Top Ten Pesach Meals

It’s that time of year again! Pesach is just around the corner, and you just can’t wait for the singing, family time, and that one story that Uncle Larry always tells. But the thing that is the most exciting about Pesach is the food. 

Wait a second…who’s making that this year! Oy Vey! You told the Seder host that you would bring food! What to do? How can you save Pesach?

Don’t worry; we’ll help you out. Here are 10 delightful and easy Pesach recipes that will make your Pesach that much better and easier, from a quick Hearts of Palm Salad to a mouth-watering Horseradish-crusted Brisket:

Our first category is appetizers. Whether you sneak em’ in before Karpas or if you serve them with the brisket, everyone will love them. Yes, even Uncle Larry.

  1. Potatoes? Meat? Say no more. Who wouldn’t like these Crispy Potato Brisket Cups? These cups are basically the Pesach equivalent of latkes. With brisket, of course. 
  2. If you are looking for a lighter alternative, try these picturesque Grilled Vegetable Pinwheels. These pinwheels are sure to appease the vegetarians in your life.  

The Greatest Wealth is Health

Our next category of Pesach recipes is salads. As the Roman poet Virgil simply put it, “The greatest wealth is health”:

  1. This Fruity Lettuce Salad is loaded with sweet gems. Mango, nectarines, cherries, cranberries; this Pesach salad really does have something for everyone.
  2. Is it the last minute? Are all of the stores closed already? Well, here’s a Pesach salad you can make with ingredients that are probably already in your pantry: Tomato, Avocado, and Hearts of Palm Salad
  3. Most Pesach Seder foods are brown: Matzah, Charoset, any kind of meat. Bring a vibrant Tomato Jicama Salad for a pop of color at your Pesach table.

At last, we have the meat. When we think about our Pesach Seders as a kid, we think about the utter glee that shone across our faces when the meat came out. We usually had a brisket, sometimes prime rib, and it always made the wait and the singing worth it:

  1. We mentioned this brisket in the introduction because it truly deserves it. This Brisket with Horseradish Crust could win Pesach Chopped. Is it a secret? Grated celery root.
  2. Moving along the Pesach horseradish theme is this Tongue with Horseradish Sauce. This tongue has notes of pickling, perfectly offset with the kick from the sauce. 
  3. This Orange Juice Brisket literally takes five minutes to put together. It reheats super well, and I would recommend making it before Pesach and then reheating it.
  4. Looking for a real showstopper this Pesach? Then this Stuffed Chicken Breast is for you. Even the dark-meat lovers will enjoy this.

Pesach Desserts

Alas, dessert time. Even though Uncle Larry “claims he’s too full for another bite,” we both know that’s not true. Here are our two personal favorite Pesach desserts: 

  1. Before we tell you what this dessert is, we want to tell you something. There are picky eaters, there are very picky eaters, and then there was our then seven-year old son, Pinchas. We love Pinchas, but he wouldn’t eat a veggie for his life. The first time we made these Pesach-friendly Moist Zucchini Muffins, we had no idea how to get him to eat them. So we just told him that they were regular muffins, and he loved them!!! We told him afterward that there was zucchini in them, and his mindset was changed for life. Since then, he has loved eating his veggies and trying new things!

We enjoyed sharing these Pesach recipes with you! If you want to learn more about Pesach, check out our blog here!

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