A Healthier Passover Table

Featured Article, Healthy Meal Ideas, Healthy Recipes and Nutrition
on April 10, 2014
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A Taste of Pesach

Could your Seder use a healthy upgrade? The traditional Passover Seder—the Jewish ritual feast marking the beginning of Passover—includes many ceremonial elements, such as a variety of roasted vegetables, salads, potato dishes, and either whitefish or lamb. With eight days of celebration, there’s plenty of room for a little culinary ingenuity. A Taste of Pesach, a new cookbook by the Yeshiva Me’on Hatorah crew, combines Bubbe-approved favorites, as well as dishes with a flare for the modern palate.

Moroccan Whitefish

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Whitefish (commonly called gelfite) is a regular on the Passover table, but can often lack the robust flavor of other varietals. Moroccan-inspired whitefish uses popular Mediterranean flavors like paprika, with an added kick of jalapeno to make this dish anything but bland. An added bonus: it’s also packed with veggies, so it’s practically a meal in itself.

Avocado Salad with Portobello Mushrooms

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Avocado gives this Seder salad a blast of Omega 3 goodness, and Portobello mushrooms make this choice a heartier option for a side salad. Toss bright veggies in a pretty serving bowl and watch your table transform.

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

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Don’t let a lack of flour tamp down on sweet dreams for Passover dessert. Made with potato starch instead of traditional flour, these deliciously-moist cookies will appease the Rabbi, and leave younger participants begging for seconds—good thing the recipe yields 50 servings. Another bonus: these cookies are gluten-free, meaning other flour-less friends will appreciate this dessert year-round.

For more Passover recipes, including complete menus or suggestions for side dishes, check out Relish offerings here. Pesach Sameach!