This year Yom Kippur falls on shabbos, which is making me double down on the "ease factor" in my pre and post break fast cooking. For the most part I fast pretty well, but post fast is always an issue because it is only too easy to overeat. I prefer to have a meat meal, but usually soup and salad make up the majority of the meal with the meat dish as a small but filling factor. Below are 5 soups which can be made way in advance of the fast that pair well with 5 salads that are quick to prepare post fast.
Green Vegetable Soup and Chickpea Millet Salad: If you don't fast well, this could be the perfect post fast meal for you. The green salad is filling but light, and is packed with a bunch of nutrients to replenish your body. The chickpea millet salad is also packed with veggies and very satisfying.
5 Ingredient Leek and Potato Soup and Smoked Salmon Waldorf Salad: I made a large batch of leek soup to freeze last week, I had a bowl last night and was very happy to find that the soup tasted even better than before. This is a great make-ahead soup, and the salmon waldorf salad is elegant and a one bowl meal.
Vegetarian Hot and Sour Soup with Savoy Cabbage and Cashew Slaw: This soup will definitely wake you up motzie shabbos and give you a post fast boost. The slaw is offsets the spice of the soup and is really a cinch to prepare.
Escarole and Chicken Meatball Soup and Arugula Salad with Tahini Vinaigrette: Some people have a minhag, a custom, to have a meat meal after the fast, which makes this soup a perfect choice. The meatballs are incredibly satisfying while the escarole gives you a quick punch of nutrition. The Arugula Salad is a beautiful mixture of flavors topped with a light vinaigrette.
Butternut Squash Soup andFennel Caesar Salad: This is a great meal to serve with a meat, dairy or pareve meal! If you live in an area where the supermarkets have (kosher) pre-chopped butternut squash, then this meal could not be easier. Either way, the soup and the dressing can be prepared ahead of time, keep your post-fast task list to a minimum.
Have an easy fast! Check out more pre and post fast Yom Kippur ideas here!