14 delicious Passover Seder recipes with pantry staples and fresh produce


Your Passover Seder this year might be with a smaller group in your home or just for yourself or shared virtually with family and friends. However you’re celebrating, you’ll want these inspired dishes for the holiday.

Chard-stuffed matzoh balls with roasted lemons and mint broth.
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Matzo ball soup gets fresh spring vegetables in this chard and leek version from the chefs at Kismet and in this sephardic one with lots of herbs.


Beef brisket remains a favorite, especially when it’s marinated in coffee and chipotle.

IMPROVISE: To make pomegranate molasses that is kosher for Passover, simmer pomegranate juice until reduced by about half.
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Lamb, when braised, becomes wonderfully tender, and this one takes advantage of pantry spices and seasonings.

Roast chicken is always welcome at the table, whether it’s simply with thyme and honey or roasted whole with cauliflower.

Ideal for coronavirus cooking, this one-pan chicken recipe braises the meat until tender and juicy. The basic formula requires only five ingredients and minimal prep time.

April 1, 2020

Gefilte fish from scratch is a project, and one you might now have time to try at home.

Artichokes braised with saffron, black olives and almonds. Click here for the recipe.
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Artichokes are abundant at markets and feel special for any meal. They’re lovely braised with olives, in a confit with herbs or Roman-style with garlic and mint.

A Pavlova dessert, drizzled with hibiscus syrup.
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Dessert can be as spectacular as a pavlova with berries or as simple as meringues or macaroons. And you’ll never go wrong with a flourless chocolate cake.

With a focus on renewal and regeneration, Passover is also known as the Holiday of Spring.

April 15, 2019