Category Archives: Passover

The following recipe categories are auto-updated with new Passover-friendly recipes throughout the year. Click a category to see the recipes.

To learn more about the Jewish Passover holiday, click here. To learn more about the Passover kosher laws, click here. Note that I do not consider quinoa or spices like cumin and coriander to be kitniyot, so they may appear here in Ashkenazi categories throughout the site.

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Classic Hummus

Posted in: Appetizers

Learn to make traditional Middle Eastern hummus dip with perfectly balanced flavors, much cheaper than store-bought hummus. Kosher, Pareve.

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How to Roast Garlic

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Learn a simple method for oven-roasting garlic. Makes milder, sweeter, caramelized garlic cloves that add flavor and depth to your recipes.

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Chopped Liver

Posted in: Appetizers

How to make traditional Ashkenazi Jewish chopped liver with schmaltz and gribenes. Kosher, meat.

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Schmaltz and Gribenes

Posted in: Appetizers

How to render chicken fat to create the luscious golden cooking oil known as schmaltz, as well as crispy and delicious gribenes. Kosher, Jewish.

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Mujadara

Posted in: Entrees

Learn to make mujadara in the traditional Indian style – fluffy white basmati rice, tender brown lentils, cumin & salt with caramelized onions.

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Strawberry Topping

Posted in: Breakfast

How to make a fresh strawberry topping for ice cream, blintzes, cheesecake, waffles, anything! Kosher, pareve, gluten free, dairy free.

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Unstuffed Cabbage

Unstuffed Cabbage

Posted in: Entrees

Delicious recipe for Unstuffed Cabbage, an easier way to capture the flavor of savory stuffed cabbage without all the work. Kosher for Passover.

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Butternut Squash Soup with Chickpeas

Posted in: Appetizers

Today’s recipe is a soup that I adapted from an old Sephardic Israeli family recipe. It utilizes two popular Middle Eastern ingredients, chickpeas and butternut squash, to create a hearty soup that is low in calories and full of fiber. The natural sweetness of the squash really compliments the nutty flavor of the chickpeas. The …

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Tishpishti

Tishpishti

Posted in: Desserts

Our next Sephardic dessert originated in Turkey. The word for the dish, Tishpishti, has a number of different English spellings (tishpitti, tezpishti, etc.). Jews adopted the cake because, like macaroons, it is generally unleavened and can be eaten during Passover. The cake’s flavor is quite exotic; it’s a dense cake that is soaked in sugary …

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Lemony Almond Macaroons

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Learn to make Lemony Almond Macaroons & learn the Italian history of macaroons. Inspired by Sephardic Jewish tradition. Kosher for Pesach, pareve

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Shiksa Lamb Shanks

Posted in: Entrees

Last week I talked a bit about the differences between what Ashkenazi and Sephardic Jews consider kosher for Passover. One thing I’ve noticed over the years is that some of our Sephardic friends serve lamb for the Seder, while our Ashkenazi friends do not. Recently I asked Rabbi Olitsky at the Jewish Outreach Institute why …

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