Take some inspiration from these delicious Jewish dishes that you too can make from home and the family can enjoy.

After all, there is nothing like trying new, exotic flavors through ethnic foods. From Judaic Middle Eastern to European and North American tastes, we are loving this batch of interesting recipes from Jewish bloggers & chefs spanning the globe. (Plus, it’s gluten free!)
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For those of you unfamiliar with Passover (or its original name in Hebrew: Pesach) here’s a short F.A.Q. so you can learn about the holiday and what it entails for its followers.

What is Passover?

There’s a joke among Jewish communities that the short version of every Jewish holiday goes like this: They tried to kill us, we won, let’s eat!

Well, Passover is no different. Passover commemorates the emancipation of the Israelite (Jews) from slavery in ancient Egypt. The story is very famous – Moses demanded that the Pharaoh release the Jews from slavery, but he refused. Thus God sent to Egypt ten devastating plagues, which afflicted the entire population and destroyed their livestock and crops. The Jews then escaped to freedom, starting the trek to Mount Sinai and the promised land of Israel.

What are the dietary rules of Passover?

Leavened products are forbidden during Passover. That includes food with any of these five grains: wheat, barley, rye, oats and spelt.

So what does that mean for your routine eating? It means no more bread, cereal, soy sauce, breaded foods, candy, cookies, cakes, empanadas, donuts, muffins, pasta, waffles, pizza and quiches.

Then, the list is increased due to the number of leavened ingredients found in many regular products today like: licorice, pickles, rice, sodas, spices, teas, apple juice, mayonnaise, ketchup, marshmallows… and the list goes on and on!

As if that wasn’t restrictive enough, the list increases depending on your family’s ethnic background: if your father or husband’s family are of European Judaic descent (Ashkenazi Judaism), there are hundreds more items banned from your menu. Not so for Jews of Middle Eastern or North African descent (Sephardi Judaism), who have more food options.

How is Passover food?
Delicious! It’s fun to have a sudden 1-week change in your regular dietary routine. Jewish families across the world have created tasty recipes that make Passover one of the yummiest holidays out there, even with all the restrictions. The restrictions are what force creativeness, and that in turn, creates interesting tastes and out-of-the-box recipes.

Here are 20 absolutely delicious Passover-inspired recipes that everyone can and should try, regardless of your background!

We grabbed all these interesting dishes from Pinterest, so if you want to take a look at the recipe, click on the Pinterest image below or the link above the Pin (it will take you straight to the original post). Feel free to Pin to your boards to keep for future reference!

Healthy Banana Pancakes

Herb & Coconut Oil Sweet Potato Stacks

Matzah Pizzas

Flourless Fudge Cookies

Garlic Roasted Potatoes

Coconut Macaroon Tarts

Deviled Eggs with Horseradish Filling

Salmon Gefilte Fish

Crispy Potato Leek Kugel

Matzo Crusted Chicken Cutlets

Sephardic Haroset Bites

Crispy Potato Latkes

Matzah Lasagna

Fijuelas Sefaradis


Carrot Apple Charoset

Spiralized Sweet Potato Latkes

Passover Apple Crisp

Pistachio Meringue Stack with Rose Cream and Strawberries

Tzimmes Carrot, Sweet Potato & Dried Fruit

What looks delicious to you? Are you familiar with Jewish cuisine?