Passover 2010: A Recipe Roundup

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I was thrilled that the HH and I were invited to two seders this year (sorry, Girls).  But after being delighted at my friends’ generosity, I panicked when I realized that most Passover food, besides being meat and poultry-heavy, is also full of eggs and gluten (not to mention sugar and honey)!  Immediately, I decided to bring something along that I could eat–and that everyone else could enjoy, too. 

I was surprised at how many DDD recipes are Passover-friendly (no grain, no gluten, no leavening, no beans or legumes, and a few other restrictions).  Here’s a little roundup for those of you who follow Passover traditions (and even those who don’t!) and are looking for something delicious and healthy to cook up.

Mum, maybe we can’t come to the seder, but would you mind bringing home some leftovers?  That kale salad is way more tasty than this kong.”

Appetizers/Spreads/Hors D’Oeuvres

Almond “Feta” Cheese Spread (ACD-friendly)

Perfect Guacamole (ACD-friendly)

Potato Bruschetta (ACD-friendly)

Roasted Garlic and Pumpkinseed Pesto (ACD-friendly)

Roasted Red Pepper and Apple Dip (ACD-friendly)

Soups/Salads/Vegetables  (though seriously, who’d make anything but Matzo Ball Soup for this holiday?) 😉

Crimson Salad with Pecans and Pumpkin Seeds (ACD-friendly)

Dandelion-Potato Salad (ACD-friendly)

Kale and Avocado Salad (ACD-friendly)

Apple and Red Wine Soup (ACD-friendly)

Pear and Parsnip Soup (ACD-friendly)

Spiced Cauliflower Soup (ACD-friendly)

Sautéed Greens with Onions and Apples (ACD-friendly)


Caramelized Onion “Quiche” (ACD-friendly)

Potato Terrine with Apples and “Goat Cheese” (ACD-friendly)


Coconut Macaroons (ACD-friendly)

Chia “Tapioca” Pudding (ACD-friendly)

Cocoa Nibbles (LaRaw Bars)

Crimson Mousse (ACD-friendly)

Decadent Chocolate Pâté

Chocolate Fudge (ACD-friendly recipe here)

Soy-Free Vegan Whipped Cream

Speedy Fruit Sorbet (use stevia for ACD-friendly version)

“Drat!  This darned thing is empty again. Bring on the leftovers!”

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  1. Hey, I just found your blog – love it!!

    That menu looks delectable!!


    x Amy

  2. You never fail to present the BEST recipes – and beautiful photos of The Girls 🙂

  3. I miss having friends who host seders. Thought I’m not Jewish, I’ve really enjoyed the seders I’ve been to in the past.

  4. YAY! I love this round up, so many delicious options to choose from. I really don’t know how you come up with so many winning recipes, Ricki – you are a vegan genius!

  5. Just in time as I try to figure out what to make. Thanks!

  6. Mmm, chocolate pate… 🙂 seems i have a one-track mind right now!

  7. Amy,
    Thanks so much, and thanks for your comment! Hope you find something you like. 🙂

    Voracious Vegan,
    Aw, you make me blush 🙂 This from the woman who owns her own BAKERY–??!!

  8. Oooh, thank you for that! Even tho I don’t have any dietary restrictions, I am Jewish — and while I’ve already done some planning for Passover, there’s more to do. This definitely helped!

  9. Matzo Ball Soup is a MUST for any passover get-together…heck, I even enjoy it for breakfast, lol! It is just that good 🙂 Great round-up, Ricki!


  10. Judy,
    Great to hear it!

    That’s a new one on me. . . must give that a try! 😉

  11. Ever since you first published chia pudding and I found a local chia source I’ve had it for breakfast a couple of times a week. It makes me feel rather virtuous about doing something so good for my body first thing in the morning.

  12. These look great! I particularly like the sounds of your caramelized onion quiche. Do you think I can sub chia seeds and coconut oil as I can’t find either? xxx


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