40+ of the best make-ahead recipes for easy Shavuot entertaining

40+ recipes ideal for easy Shavuot entertaining.

Make light work of Shavuot entertaining with a handy pick-and-mix menu planner! Choose from over 40 easy recipes for delicious prepare-ahead main dishes, salads and desserts, including fish, vegetarian and vegan options. In case you hadn’t noticed, Shavuot is approaching! I love to entertain on YomTov, but when we have…

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Broccoli, tomato & salmon pasta bake with crispy garlic breadcrumbs

salmon broccoli tomato pasta bake

Full of fresh flavours and blanketed with a layer of crispy golden crumbs, this delicious vegetable and salmon pasta bake is simple to make but fancy enough to serve on YomTov.  It’s nearly Shavuot, and I think I’m finally ready to talk about what happened at Pesach. Or rather, what…

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Strawberry cucumber spinach salad with nuts and seeds

strawberry cucumber spinach salad

Sweet, tangy, crunchy, tender & crisp, this gorgeous summery spinach salad has it all! Beautiful ripe strawberries & a light dressing make the flavour pop. There are so many reasons why I love this strawberry cucumber spinach salad! Mostly, it’s because it tastes like summer in a bowl and is…

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Vegan malabi – Israeli rosewater pudding with pomegranate – VIDEO

Vegan Malabi

At the end of last year we took a foodie tour of the Levinsky market in Tel Aviv, and one of the highlights for me was the vegan malabi. Malabi is traditionally a dairy dessert, but this one was made with coconut milk and was creamy, sweet and delicious. I promised…

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Cheese blintz crepe cake

Cheese Blintz Crepe Cake

Traditional cheese blintzes are given a makeover & assembled into this beautiful & delicious crepe cake. Perfect with fresh fruit for a springtime dessert. Shavuot favourites Which is your favourite Shavuot dessert? Cheesecake? Strudel? Mine has to be cheese blintzes – transparently-thin golden pancakes wrapped around a sweet cream cheese…

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Quick & easy cheesecake popcorn cups

Sweet, creamy cheesecake - in popcorn form! These little cups of deliciousness are a perfect snack for both kids and adults.

After the success of Rosh Hashanah’s apple and honey popcorn, I was inspired to create cheesecake popcorn for Shavuot. Everyone loves popcorn, right? Well, Kipper does, anyway, and she’s my main target audience for sweet things. She also loves cheesecake, so I was fairly confident that these would go over…

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Individual berry cheesecakes – a Shavuot treat!

triple berry cheesecakes

Fruity berry cheesecake topped by a plain cheesecake layer & decorated with berry syrup swirls. These cute & easy individual cheesecakes are just divine! Shavuot in the sunshine Last year, Cambridge enjoyed its first Shavuot garden party, held in the gorgeous surroundings of Kings College Fellows Garden. The sun shone, Pimms was…

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Creamy courgette puff pastry tart

Creamy courgette (zucchini) puff pastry tart

Fuelled by the success of my courgetti, we’ve been a bit spiraliser-crazy here recently, and I had three large courgettes (zucchini) sitting in the fridge, awaiting their moment of spiralisation. But, you can have too much of a good thing, and I ultimately decided to prepare them with a mandolin…

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Delicious dairy dessert recipe round-up for Shavuot!

Shavuot surely has to be the favourite festival of the Jewish vegetarian. With its emphasis on dairy foods, it means that just about everything on the menu is suitable for veggies. (Not so great for vegans, sorry.) In particular, dairy desserts come into their own – last year I made…

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