Healthy Passover Recipes and MenusThe Passover meal, or Seder, is both a joyous and solemn occasion and the food evokes so many childhood memories for Jews the world over. Make your special meal light and healthful as well with some of EatingWell’s Passover recipes. Whether you choose to serve a traditional brisket cooked with root vegetables or go a more contemporary route with Salmon Cakes, a light hand with fats and salt and a deft touch with seasonings can keep your meal flavorful and satisfying. Serve seasonal and easy side dishes, such as Endive & Watercress Salad or Roasted Asparagus. And for dessert, a Flourless Sponge Cake speaks to tradition, while a delicious Haroset Cake with Zabaglione Sauce or Israeli Chocolate-Coated Orange Peels gives the meal a more exotic finale. The Passover meal is full of symbolic foods—bitter herbs, unleavened bread, cups of wine—used to enliven the narration of the ceremony. As Jewish cooking authority Jayne Cohen has written, “Because most of these foods are consumed, we actually taste the experience and ensure it will become a part of us.” These dishes will help make your Seder a memorable gathering for family and friends this Passover.
Healthy Passover Main Dish Recipes
Braised Brisket & Roots
This braised brisket gets a decidedly wintery feel from...
Oven Barbecued Brisket
A relatively inexpensive cut of meat, a brisket needs...
Roast Leg of Lamb
Inspired by the healthfulness and delicious simplicity...
We combine convenient, omega-3-rich canned salmon with...
Simple Roast Chicken
There's no reason to get overly fussy with complicated...
Winter Squash & Chicken Tzimmes
Fresh orange juice and cinnamon infuse this winter...
Healthy Passover Sides, Salad & Soup Recipes
Basic Green Salad with Vinaigrette
Make a larger batch of this basic vinaigrette to have...
Endive & Watercress Salad
Sweet apple cider and peppery watercress make for an...
Matzo Ball Soup
Floating in a flavorful broth, our matzo balls are...
Mushroom & Herb Matzo Ball Soup
With the addition of flavorful mushrooms, celery root,...
This simple recipe is perfect for quick weeknight meals...
Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Drizzle
A delicious tangy-sweet balsamic-and-honey reduction...
Healthy Passover Dessert Recipes
Flourless Chocolate Torte
A treasured family recipe for Passover chocolate-apple...
Flourless Honey-Almond Cake
Honey and almonds flavor this simple (and gluten-free)...
Flourless Sponge Cake
A perfect ending to a Passover seder.
Georgian Stuffed Prunes
Serve these prunes as a dessert or to accompany roast...
Haroset Cake with Zabaglione Sauce
Haroset is a fruit-and-wine concoction eaten during the...
Israeli Chocolate-Coated Orange Peels
Often when you drop in at someone's home in Israel, the...
These luxurious macaroons studded with pistachios and...
Bright and tangy, this sauce is delicious on sponge cake.