When planning your Passover menu there are few tricks that I have learned over the years.
- Get your guest list straight. Know who is coming, what they eat, and what they don’t.
- I am a huge fan of salads and vegetables. They are easy to make, delicious and add a big health benefit.
Citrus Glazed Roasted Carrots These sweet caramelized carrots are a simple but elegant dish that pairs well with almost everything!
Colorful Cauliflower A simple healthy recipe that will bring color to your table.
Balsamic Cucumber and Carrot Ribbon Salad The ribbons of vegetables look beautiful on the plate, and taste even better. This salad is less work than it looks, all you need is a vegetable peeler to cut the veggies into ribbons.
Creamy Kale with Capers and Hazelnut salad is the perfect combination of soft and crunchy. The kale is deliciously smooth while the hazelnuts provide that much needed crunch.
3. I love soup all year round and never pass up on an opportunity to have soup so when Passover comes along with the promise of matzo ball soup I simply can’t wait.
Try this Carrot Dill Soup for your seder and be prepared to have no leftovers!
4. Moving on to mains, I like to make sure there is a variety of mains that will make everyone happy. I find it is easiest when having a lot of guests, like I often do, to make 2 in one dishes, a dish that contains a main and a side dish (ex. Stuffed chicken with vegetables and quinoa).
These Stuffed Peppers work for both Ochlei Kitniyot and those who don't eat Kitniyot. Just switch out the rice for quinoa and you have a great dish to serve.
Teriyaki Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breasts are a huge crowd pleaser and reheat extremely well, (just use Passover teriyaki) they were even better the next day!
5.Last but not least desserts!
Chocolate Almond Pot Au Creme because who doesn't love chocolate dessert!
I always enjoy menu planning, it’s fun and gives me a chance to be creative, so enjoy relax and start planning!
Here are a few more menus from years past you might like to check out for lots of Passover Menu Ideas.
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