Jewish holidays are known for their food, and Passover is no exception. But the fun part ends soon after the Seder, and then Passover is just a week of regular eating minus my favorite food group (bread). It can be tough to find good, filling things to eat that are Pesadich. With that in mind, here are some recipes to make the week a little more bearable.
Eaten with milk, on top of yogurt, or plain, matzo granola is delicious and something I would actually eat throughout the year.
Matzo brei can be eaten sweet with syrup and fruit, or savory with add-ins like chives or sautéed peppers and onions. Get creative with mix-ins!
#SpoonTip: For sweet mix-ins, think about what you would have with French toast, and for savory think omelet or scrambled eggs.
Let’s be real: pizza love is akin to religion. You can make matzo pizza as fancy as you want, but you can also take it to the bare necessities. All you need is matzo, spaghetti sauce, shredded mozzarella cheese, and a microwave. Along the same lines, matzo nachos are also easy and delicious.
#SpoonTip: As you microwave your pizza, make sure you watch your creation so the sauce doesn’t bubble too much and make a mess.
Quinoa is one of the few things that you can still eat, so take advantage. But be careful – only a few brands are kosher for Passover, and some rabbis don’t consider quinoa to be kosher at all. Quinoa is great as an addition to salad, or as a substitute for wheat (think: pasta, toast, pancakes, oatmeal). It is also great mixed with cottage cheese. Get inspired with this chicken quinoa fried rice and create many filling meals.
#SpoonTip: Edamame is NOT kosher since it’s soy, AKA a legume. If you’re strict about your chametz, leave it out of the fried rice.
Potato Kugel (Potato everything)
Definitely not just for Passover, flourless chocolate cake is the definition of dense, chocolate-y goodness. Plus, chocolate is really good for you… right?
Take any cheesecake recipe (like this strawberry glazed one) and simply swap out the graham crackers for ground nuts. It’s also a great way to enjoy gluten-free cheesecake any time of year.
Matzo roca is also known as matzo crack, which is no exaggeration. It basically consists of matzo, homemade toffee, chocolate, and whatever toppings you want. Seriously one of the best ways to eat matzo and one of the few foods I miss when it’s not Passover.
While eating for Passover can be tough, these tricks will make your life a little easier and transform dry cardboard into something you might actually enjoy.