5 Meals With Matzo
You don't have to be Jewish to enjoy the delicious foods of Passover. Try these five matzo-based recipes to celebrate the season.
Matzo Ball Soup
This traditional dish combines the unleavened matzo meal with savory chicken and root vegetables. It's warm, savory, and completely satisfying.
Ingredients: Fresh dill, parsley, chicken breasts, onion, carrots, parsnips, celery, vegetable oil, eggs, matzo meal, lemon juice, white pepper
Calories: Approximately 200 per cup
Try this recipe: Matzo Ball Soup
Eggplant and Green Pepper Kugel
Kugel is traditionally a baked pudding that's made with potato or noodles. This version uses matzo meal and eggplant for a more savory flavor and a heartier texture.
Ingredients: Eggplant, vegetable oil, onion, green bell pepper, pine nuts, eggs, matzo meal, paprika
Try this recipe: Eggplant and Green Pepper Kugel
Herbed Yukon Gold Potato Latkes
Flavored with your favorite herbs, these latkes combine the traditional taste you expect with an elegant presentation.
Ingredients: Yukon potatoes, eggs, matzo meal, chives, parsley, thyme, rosemary, vegetable oil, smoked salmon, sour cream, red onion, capers (optional)
Try this recipe: Herbed Yukon Gold Potato Latkes
Though matzo crackers are often used in savory dishes, they are surprisingly good in dessert recipes. Toasting the matzo first brings out the mild savory flavor that is subtle beneath the sugary coating.
Ingredients: Matzo crackers, butter, sugar, chocolate minichips
Try this recipe: Matzo Buttercrunch
Passover Pecan Bars
Maple syrup and flaked coconut add a pecan pie-like taste to these Passover sweets. And unlike other rich desserts, matzo meal and pecans add a hearty texture that leaves you satisfied for less than 100 calories.
Ingredients: Matzo cake meal, matzo meal, brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon, unsalted butter, eggs, maple syrup, vanilla extract, lemon juice, sweetened coconut
Try this recipe: Passover Pecan Bars