Passover: Ashkenazic-Style Seder
This pilaf combines two companionable ingredients—cauliflower and quinoa. If you can plan ahead, having cooked quinoa and chopped cauliflower makes this dish a breeze to put together. Serve with a simple bean or lentil dish and a colorful salad. more→
This closely resembles the layered matzo casseroles, called minas, which are commonly served at Sephardic Seders. They consist of layered matzos, vegetables, and cheese. With optional Daiya cheese, or no cheese at all, it’s a tradition well worth adopting (and adapting) for the vegan Passover Seder. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. Adapted from Vegan Holiday Kitchen. more→
This colorful quinoa pilaf is a great addition to the Passover holiday’s festive Seder meal. Contributed to Vegan Holiday Kitchen‘s Passover chapter by a longtime reader of mine, Barbara Pollak, this pilaf is attractive made with a mix of red and white quinoa, but either color can be used on its own. Photos by Hannah Kaminsky. more→
I don’t care for the name of this dish, but it’s a Jewish faux classic. It might look a bit like the dish it’s intending to imitate, but it tastes nothing like it — thank goodness! Another version is made with green beans (see Green Bean and Cashew Pâté — though Ashkenazik Jews don’t use green beans during the Passover week). The essential difference between this and the other recipe on this site is the use of mushrooms; both are simple and tasty. Serve with matzo or matzo crackers or raw veggies more→
A compote of cooked apples and pears is a nice light way to end a late fall through early spring meal. It’s a perfect dessert for Passover, served with chocolate-covered matzo or matzo brittle.
This vegan matzo ball soup recipe is chock-full of vegetables, and the perfect prelude to the Passover Seder dinner. But more importantly, it’s vehicle for delicious Vegan Matzo Balls. Recipe adapted from Vegan Holiday Kitchen by Nava Atlas. Photo by Susan Voisin. As an alternative to this Ashkenazik-style soup, try Moroccan-Style Vegan Matzo Ball Soup.
Matzo Brei, a kind of flat omelet made with crushed matzo and egg, is a beloved Passover week breakfast. As in the recipe for Vegan Matzo Balls, quinoa flakes provide the Passover-appropriate “glue” that holds the matzo brei together. They also add a surprising amount of flavor to this bland yet comforting classec. It’s easiest to make this one serving at a time in a small skillet; for more servings, repeat the recipe as needed. Adapted from Vegan Holiday Kitchen.* Photos by Evan Atlas. more→
Eastern European-style haroset (sometimes spelled charoset) is a sweet condiment served as part of the Passover Seder served with matzo. It’s made essentially of apples, walnuts, and wine; proportions may be varied to taste. One of the important symbolic dishes of Passover, it represents the bricks used by the Jewish slaves to build Pharaoh’s cities. Photos by Evan Atlas. more→