By the time you’ve got your seder out of the way, there’s less than a week left, but somehow coming up with chametz-free dinner ideas even for a few days seems like a challenge. Never fear! Below are some of my family’s favourite Pesach meals – some of them are so good we eat them even when it isn’t Pesach ?
And because you’re probably knackered from all the Yomtov cooking, none of these is particularly difficult or time-consuming to make – with the exception of the moussaka which is dead easy, but does take a while. Totally worth it though – I make it as a special dinnertime treat all year!
Salmon fishcakes with dill and olives
These are super-yummy and are a great way to make the most of tinned salmon, or use up leftover cooked salmon from another meal. A green salad or some steamed veggies and dinner is served!
Rich tomato sauce, savoury grilled aubergines, meltingly soft potato, all layered together and finished with a tangy yogurt and feta topping. There would be mutiny if I didn’t make this! It’s a bit of effort but totally worth it, and you can always make it ahead and then bake it when you’re ready, so there’s really no excuse not to…
Salmon with sun-dried tomatoes
This is another year-round winner. It takes literally moments to prepare, looks gorgeous and tastes amazing. What more do you want from a recipe?! Serve with potato salad and some green veg and everyone’s happy.
Adding chunky aubergines to the sauce transforms this shakshuka into a substantial and even-more-delicious meal. All you need is some buttered matzah on the side, and you’re good to go! (Not so keen on aubergines? Try this green shakshuka instead!)
Easy vegetable crustless quiche
Packed with delicious vegetables, this easy crustless quiche is delicious served hot, warm or cold, so it’s terrifically versatile, and can be made in advance. And as well as being a great dinner or lunch, you can even serve it for breakfast!
Root vegetable stroganoff
Sometimes Pesach is warm and Spring is definitely in the air. Sometimes it’s freezing and you wonder if winter will ever end. In case of the latter, this rich and vibrant veggie stew is just what you need. If you eat rice or quinoa on Pesach then they go fantastically well with this, but buttery mashed potatoes make a very acceptable alternative. (If you don’t fancy root veg, you might prefer my spinach & mushroom stroganoff instead.)
Pesach Potato Gnocchi
If you can’t make it through the week without serious pasta cravings, this is your answer! Serve with pesto, tomato sauce, or just butter and cheese, and all will be well with the world. They are a bit time consuming, but they can be made ahead and frozen which helps. (You might also enjoy them in this tomato soup with gnocchi & aubergine croutons.)
You might also like these spinach souffle potatoes, this showstopping hasselback aubergine (eggplant) or these chopped and fried gefilte fish balls. Take a look through the Pesach recipe archives and let me know what your family loves in the comments below.
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