10 Passover Recipes From Around the Globe

Families celebrating Passover are likely to have sets of recipes passed from one generation to the next. And while we value keeping and sharing family traditions, especially in the kitchen, we love the idea of incorporating global flavors and influences into Seder dishes while still following Kosher for Passover rules. Keep in mind, that depending on whether your family is Ashkenazi or Sephardic, the use of grains, beans, lentils, and certain seeds is not permitted. When putting together your menu, be mindful not to combine recipes that have meat and dairy.

Here are some of our favorite recipes with ingredients and flavors that will take you around the world.

1. Greek Lemon Chicken and Potato Bake

The flavors of oregano, basil, and lemon will immediately transform you to the Mediterranean. Carrots, asparagus, and chicken breasts are easy substitutes for green beans and chicken quarters in this recipe; adjusting the cooking time accordingly.

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potato Bake

Photo by Molly

2. Veracruz-Style Red Snapper

Bright and bold in both taste and look, this roasted fish might be a welcomed change to the traditional gefilte fish at your Seder table. In this recipe, red snapper fillets are topped with a tomato-olive-caper salsa.

Veracruz-Style Red Snapper

Photo by Allrecipes Magazine

3. Authentic Middle Eastern Hummus (Chummus)

This hummus is made from dry garbanzo beans that are first soaked overnight and then cooked until tender. To save time, skip the soaking and cook the dry beans directly in a pressure cooker. Pureed until smooth, this spread is especially creamy from generous amounts of olive oil and tahini paste. Serve it with matzoh crackers. (Note: not Kosher for Passover for Ashkenazi families).

4. Lamb Tagine

Travel to Morocco with this ultimate one-dish meal. Here, lamb is marinated overnight in turmeric, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom. Once marinated, the lamb is slowly braised with vegetables in chicken stock, tomato paste, and honey. If tagine needs thickening, use potato starch instead of cornstarch.

5. Tortilla Espanola

One of Spain’s favorite tapas, this potato omelet is ideal for Passover. Traditionally made with just potatoes, eggs, onions, and olive oil, this recipe adds a bit of color with fresh herbs. We recommend using a mandoline slicer or food processor to cut potatoes into thin, uniform slices. Enjoy the tortilla hot or at room temperature.

Tortilla Espanola

Photo by An Italian in Maine

6. Simply Roasted Artichokes

This breadcrumb-free recipe for roasted artichokes from Chef John is super-fast and easy. So much so, that Chef John calls it “Wrap and roll!” adding “This recipe is so simple it’s hard to call it a recipe.”  Be sure to use good quality olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice for best results.

Simply Roasted Artichokes

Photo by Cynthia Ross

7. Flourless Chocolate Cake I

We love a solid recipe for flourless chocolate cake and this one certainly fits a chocoholic’s wish for a dense, rich cake. To make this a Mexican Flourless Chocolate Cake, add ground cinnamon and cayenne pepper or ancho chile powder to the batter. If you can find it, use Mexican chocolate for half of the chocolate called in the recipe.

Flourless Chocolate Cake I

Photo by Dianne

8. The Rebbetzin Chef’s Persian Walnut Cookies

Allrecipes community member The Rebbetzin Chef shares this recipe for Persian walnut cookies saying: “These delicately-spiced, rose-scented cookies are the perfect treat for Passover since they contain no flour. They are nutty and rich, and slightly chewy with a crunchy exterior. Pistachios or almonds can be substituted for the walnuts.”

The Rebbetzin Chef's Persian Walnut Cookies

Photo by infinitsky

9. Coconut Milk Flan

Coconut milk adds a tropical twist to a classic flan recipe. Your family might prefer this coconut dessert to the traditional coconut macaroons served for Passover. If not, serve the two together. Be sure to grease ramekins well to prevent the caramel from sticking.

10. Amaretti

Speaking of macaroons, here is an Italian version with almonds, egg whites, and almond extract. Recipe creator Kevin Ryan says these cookies are crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside right out of the oven, but will crisp up and get crunchy as they cool.

Amaretti

Photo by Lainey


Check out our collection of Passover recipes for more inspiration.


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