15 recipes perfect for Passover

WASHINGTON — The Jewish spring festival of Passover is just about here. Do you know what you’re cooking?

These recipes are perfect for entertaining a crowd or for busy weeknight meals — and you don’t even need to celebrate Passover to enjoy them.

Spring vegetable soup with low-fat, high-flavor matzo balls Spring vegetables — fava beans, leeks, peas and asparagus — add a lot of flavor to this matzo ball soup, without adding a lot of fat. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
Fluffy matzo meal pancakes with apple-walnut compote  Egg whites give these unleavened pancakes a lift. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Larry Crowe)
In this image taken on March 4, 2013, matzo toffee bar crunch served in a basket is shown in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
Matzo toffee bar crunch Sick of matzo? It’s easy to love the unleavened crackerlike bread when it’s covered in chocolate and transformed into toffee. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/MATTHEW MEAD)
Tortillas with tomato-mint salsa and guacamole Don’t forgo taco night during Passover. The tortillas in this recipe are made from matzo meal, egg, olive oil and water. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
Spiced hazelnut ingberlach Ingberlach is a traditional Jewish candy that’s sticky, crunchy and chewy — much like a caramel popcorn cluster. This version, which incorporates crumbled matzo and chopped hazelnuts, takes only 20 minutes to cook (plus a few minutes to form into balls). Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
Beef cheek stew with cilantro and cumin Jewish cuisine and cookbook legend, Joan Nathan, shares her Passover recipe for an Algerian-style beef cheek stew. Entertaining a houseful of people? Make this stew ahead of time and the flavor only improves. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Matthew Mead)
Kosher Passover meatballs The Meatball Shop’s Daniel Holzman draws on mealtime memories from his childhood for these matzo meatballs. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Larry Crowe) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Larry Crowe)
Honey coconut cake Matzo meal and ground nuts replace flour in this cake. Honey gives it a sticky texture; coconut, orange zest and spices add flavor to the Passover dessert. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Matthew Mead)
Bunless burgers Beef sliders, coated in matzo meal, are fried in a skillet and topped with caramelized onions. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
Passover carrot torte Another recipe from award-winning cookbook author, Joan Nathan — only this time, she tackles dessert. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Matthew Mead)
Root vegetable casserole Looking for a healthy main course? This root vegetable casserole is seasoned with citrus and herbs and finished with a crushed matzo topping. Applesauce keeps the vegetables moist. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
Coconut and berry Passover tart With a flour-free crust and a vanilla-almond filling that’s reminiscent of pudding, this berry tart is perfect for Passover. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (ASSOCIATED PRESS/Matthew Mead)
Shepherd’s pie Have leftover brisket, veal or chicken? Throw it in this matzo-topped Shepherd’s pie dish. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
Two-day braised point brisket Braise it in the oven or use your crock pot for this slow-cooked Passover brisket. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
Tilapia with horseradish and beet green chimichurri Packed with flavor and health benefits, horseradish is the star of this roasted fish recipe. Find the recipe here. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) (AP/Matthew Mead)
(1/15)
In this image taken on March 4, 2013, matzo toffee bar crunch served in a basket is shown in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)


Like WTOP on Facebook and follow @WTOP on Twitter to engage in conversation about this article and others.

© 2017 WTOP. All Rights Reserved.

More from WTOP

Log in to your WTOP account for notifications and alerts customized for you.

Sign up