Passover Food Ideas

| April 11, 2014 | 7 Comments

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My favourite Jewish holiday of the year is Passover.  We celebrate with a big family dinner (called a seder) where we retell the story of Passover and eat a lot of very yummy symbolic food.  What exactly you eat during the seder depends on where your ancestors are from.  We eat a lot of yummy salads made from carrots, eggplant, beets, leeks and red peppers to name a few.  We follow that up with salmon and usually finish off with a roasted lamb.  The other thing we eat that is different is matzah.  Matzah is unleavened bread and looks like a big cracker.  We aren’t allowed to eat any bread for 8 days during Passover, so we eat a lot of matzah.  Over the years I have come up with many different ways to prepare it and make it seem fun and fresh for the kids.  Here are some of my best ideas:

1 – Matzah grilled cheese (this one is easy, just sprinkled grated cheese on the matzah and put it under the broiler til melted).

2 – Matzah croque monsieur (matzah, turkey lunch meat, mustard and grated cheese under the broiler until melted).

3 – Cheese cake with a matzah crumb crust (just prepare as you normally would but substitute graham cracker crumbs with matzah crumbs, and no leavening agents or flour allowed).

4 – Matzah French toast (made the normal way but with matzah instead of bread – not exactly the same but a fun treat)

5 – Matzah with Nutella (nothing special about this but it is my favourite way to eat it…nothing compares in my book).

6 – Matzah pizza (matzah, pizza sauce, cut up peppers, sliced mushrooms, grated mozzarella under the broiler until melted).

I am always experimenting and coming up with new ways to make it fun and different…so if you have any ideas, leave them in the comments so I can try them out 🙂

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I am an active mother of two fabulous kids that make me smile every day. I love to cook old favourites and try out new recipes and never let my kids’ nut and egg allergy get in the way! I am forever dragging my husband all over town to try out the latest and greatest new spots to eat but for the most part I think he’s a willing participant. I would call myself a Foodie but then you would think I was pretentious, so I won't go there. I am an avid reader, pretty much anything I can get my hands on, anytime I can squeeze it in. (Yes that was me you saw reading while I was running on the treadmill at the gym). I love to write and share all my great finds whenever I can! Let’s eat!

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  1. Rick F says:

    Interesting uses of matza

  2. kathy downey says:

    i can not wait to try this

  3. kathy downey says:

    This dish was delicious

  4. Wanda Tracey says:

    I like the way they make Matza.It looks delicious and very interested in trying this myself.I love this dish because I am a big pizza fan and love making this with all those delicious ingredients.Thank you for sharing!!

  5. kathy downey says:

    I am going to try making this again

  6. kathy downey says:

    I am a big pizza fan so I know this is delicious

  7. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    What a lot of interesting recipes to use matza in, these would no doubt make meals a lot more interesting over Passover.

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