14 Recipes to Make This Year’s Passover Feast the Best Yet
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14 Recipes to Make This Year’s Passover Feast the Best Yet

This year, why not shake up your Passover Feast by inviting a few new dishes to the table. These 14 recipes respect tradition while delivering a delicious, modern twist at the same time. Simply add a bowlful of matzo ball soup and dessert, and you’re just about good to go! With selections well-suited to year-round enjoyment, don’t be surprised if you find yourself making them over and over again — yes, this goes for gentiles too :)

Passover Appetizers

1. Smoked Trout and Potato Rosti: What’s not to love about a fun, two-bite nod to a couple faves: latkes and bagels with lox? (via Belly Rumbles)

2. Radish With Herbed Salt and Olive Oil: This combo delivers plenty of healthy crunch and flavor, meaning you can leave the chips and dip to other celebrations… or retire the duo completely. Other raw veggies can be swapped in for radish if that’s more your style. (via Epicurious)

3. Halibut and Salmon Terrine With Aioli and Horseradish: No question, this secretly easy-to-make terrine is a welcome upgrade for jarred gefilte fish. (via Martha Stewart)

4. Carrot, Orange and Ginger Soup: Loaded with carrots, this gingery, citrusy soup is a great start to a springtime meal. (via Joy of Kosher)

Passover Sides

5. Bitter Herbs Salad: This gorgeous selection of lettuce, endive and a few other greens is a bright way to deliver the traditional bitter element to the table. (via The New York Times)

6. Mushroom Quinoa Pilaf (Vegan): This hearty mushroom- and avocado-studded pilaf works well as both a side and a protein-packed main course for vegetarian guests. Enjoy it hot, cold or somewhere in between. (via Times of Israel)

7. Roasted Asparagus and New Potato Salad With Lemon-Caper Dressing: You’ll love how easy this lettuce-free salad is to make. While the asparagus and potatoes roast together in the oven, you’ll have plenty of time to blend up the tangy dressing. (via Dishing up the Dirt)

8. Spiralized Potato and Fennel Kugel (Gluten-Free): No one will miss the noodles once they taste these flavorful, personal-size kugels. (via Girl in the Little Red Kitchen)

9. Thyme-Roasted Cauliflower With Horseradish Sauce: Roasted cauliflower alone is delicious, but the addition of a few aromatics and kicky horseradish sauce take this version to the next level. (via My Bottomless Boyfriend)

Passover Main Courses

10. Red Wine and Honey Brisket: You can’t go wrong with making brisket the centerpiece of your feast. As a nice bonus, this recipe is even better when made the day before — simply reheat the meat just before serving. (via Cookbooks 365)

11. Rosemary-Maple Roast Chicken: A brush of maple syrup, balsamic vinegar and fresh rosemary makes this roast chicken worlds better than most. (via Saveur)

12. Braised Beef Short Ribs and Parsnip Puree (Paleo): It’s hard not to love the combo of fall-off-the-bone-tender short ribs and creamy whipped parsnips. We’re guessing no one will even know that it’s paleo. (via From Jessica’s Kitchen)

13. Oregano and Orange Rack of Lamb With Caramelized Fingerling Potatoes: Cooked in the same pan with the lamb, the potatoes boast a ton of flavor courtesy of the citrus- and herb-tinged pan drippings. (via Martha Stewart)

14. Halibut Confit With Leeks, Coriander and Lemon: Trust that the confit treatment makes white fish anything but boring, from presentation to the palate. (via Bon Appétit)

What are some of your favorite dishes, both traditional and modern, for Passover? Share yours below!