15 Modern Passover Recipes for Your Seder Feast
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15 Modern Passover Recipes for Your Seder Feast

Once spring arrives, you know Passover is soon to follow. Kicking off the eight-day holiday is the Seder dinner. Aside from the obligatory consumption of four cups of wine, the Seder feast is one of the more highly anticipated parts of Passover. While it’s important to keep the traditions intact, many families are now incorporating more modern spins on the time-honored classics. This year, even your Seder table setting is getting a modern makeover. We have everything from Passover desserts to robust and modern takes on traditional Seder side dishes. Get your Haggadahs ready, because these 15 modern recipes will give you major inspiration for your Seder feast.

1. Mushroom Duxelles Roast Beef: If a show-stopping main course is what you’re after, this roast beef will do the job. A perfectly seared sirloin roast is covered in a blend of mushrooms, garlic, thyme and shallot for an intensely flavorful crust. (via The Adventures of Bob and Shan)

2. Boneless Leg of Lamb With Tarragon Rub: Roasted lamb (or goat) bone is a crucial element of the Seder plate. Carry the idea over to dinner and serve this beautiful boneless leg of lamb, brightened up with fresh tarragon. (via Half Her Size)

3. Roasted Salmon and Root Vegetables With Horseradish Sauce: Tangy and spicy horseradish sauce unites this dish of root vegetables and roasted salmon. It also incorporates bitterness, which is a requirement on the Seder plate. (via Noshing With the Nolands)


4. Matzo Ball Soup: No Jewish celebration is complete without the addition of matzo ball soup. The secret to this recipe is rich broth and fresh dill. You can prepare it ahead of time, just as long as you store the matzo balls separately to avoid making them soggy. (via Many Kitchens)

5. Steak Roll Ups With Creamy Mashed Potatoes: The meat ‘n’ potatoes lover at your Seder will love this dish. With thinly sliced steak on the outside and creamy mashed potatoes on the inside, this recipe will have you wondering why you haven’t been doing it this way all along. (via Joy of Kosher)

6. Spinach Farfel: Think of this farfel as you would a Thanksgiving dressing. The farfel pasta is soaked in broth with eggs and vegetable oil, then combined with spinach, celery and garlic. It’s then baked in a casserole dish and cut into squares for easy noshing. (via The Forest Feast)


7. Passover Risotto: Quinoa and Roasted Mushrooms: Typical risotto is made with arborio rice, which isn’t Kosher for Passover. This modified risotto uses quinoa, which yields very similar results. And if you’ve never tried roasting your mushrooms, you need to try it stat. (via Domestic Fits)

8. Spiced Haroset: You’ll find Haroset on most Jewish dinner tables during Passover. This spiced interpretation calls for sweet figs and pecans for added crunch. Serve on matzo crackers for a pre-Seder snack. (via The Forest Feast)

9. Potato Gratin: There’s nothing quite like a homemade potato gratin. If you’re serving a big meal after the Seder ceremony has commenced (everyone is sure to be starving), hearty side dishes like this one are a must. (via Miss in the Kitchen)

10. Eggplant and Pepper Salad: If you’re the sole chef of your Seder feast, you’ll want to incorporate as many simple dishes as you can so you can focus on bigger tasks. This salad basically cooks itself, so you’ll have more time for that huge roast beef. (via Kosher Scoop)

11. Cauliflower Beet Patties: The Seder table is usually filled with a lot of beige and brown colors (definitely not Instagram worthy). Spice up the palette and the flavor with these vibrant magenta beet patties. (via Planticize)

12. Flourless Almond Cookies: Dessert is often a major source of frustration when it comes to planning Passover meals. But, with the rising popularity of gluten-free flours, the options are now pretty much endless. This trio of almond cookies features flavors of orange, chocolate and cardamom. (via Panning the Globe)

13. Toffee Crunch Cheesecake: What better way to use up all that extra matzo than in a crispy cheesecake crust? If you’re looking to really impress everyone, you can even brûlée the top of the cheesecake tableside. (via Baking a Moment)

14. Coconut Almond Matzo Crack: Once you have just a nibble of this dessert, you’ll understand the name. It’s totally addictive. Unless you plan on gorging yourself on it (no judgment here), you may want to package some up for everyone to take home. (via Eat First Worry Later)

15. Blackbery Basil Manischewitz Mojito: If you grew up in a traditional Jewish family, it’s pretty much guaranteed that your first drop of alcohol was in the form of Manischewitz. It’s present at all holidays (and then some), so a recipe that switches it up is more than welcomed. This mojito has that nostalgic taste of Manischewitz, but with an extra kick. (via Food Plus Words)

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