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Braised Brisket & Roots

This braised brisket gets a decidedly wintery feel from the earthy-sweet flavors of carrots, parsnips and rutabaga.

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Haroset Cake with Zabaglione Sauce

Haroset is a fruit-and-wine concoction eaten during the Passover Seder and said to represent the mortar that the Israelites used to build Pharaoh's temples. Here's a flourless cake that uses those flavors to create a dessert perfect for Passover - and with a luscious, thick, Italian sauce (pronounced zah-bahl-YOH-nay).

» Haroset Cake with Zabaglione Sauce

Flourless Chocolate Torte

A treasured family recipe for Passover chocolate-apple torte, updated to be lower in fat and still incredibly rich-tasting.

» Flourless Chocolate Torte

Outrageous Macaroons

These luxurious macaroons studded with pistachios and dried cranberries hail from food stylist Katie Webster. She made them three years ago when she was a personal chef for a gluten-intolerant client, then began selling them to a grateful crowd at her local farmers' market. Although you can concoct them with either sweetened or unsweetened coconut, we find that the unsweetened packs a more coconutty wallop. For a variation, substitute chopped crystallized ginger and mini chocolate chips for the pistachios and cranberries.

» Outrageous Macaroons

Simple Roast Chicken

There's no reason to get overly fussy with complicated techniques for a flavorful, rich and simple roast chicken, the ultimate comfort food.

» Simple Roast Chicken

Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Drizzle

A delicious tangy-sweet balsamic-and-honey reduction looks dramatic over roasted sweet potato wedges.

» Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Drizzle

Winter Squash & Chicken Tzimmes

Fresh orange juice and cinnamon infuse this winter squash and chicken stew. Tzimmes (pronounced "tsim-iss") can also be made with brisket and is often served during the Jewish New Year. A fairly sweet dish, it's said to offer wishes for a sweet year ahead.

» Winter Squash & Chicken Tzimmes


The Passover meal, or Seder, is both a joyous and solemn occasion and the food evokes so many childhood memories for Jews the world over. Make your special meal light and healthful as well with some of EatingWell’s Passover recipes. Whether you choose to serve a traditional brisket cooked with root vegetables or go a more contemporary route with Salmon Cakes, a light hand with fats and salt and a deft touch with seasonings can keep your meal flavorful and satisfying. Serve seasonal and easy side dishes, such as Endive & Watercress Salad or Roasted Asparagus. And for dessert, a Flourless Sponge Cake speaks to tradition, while a delicious Haroset Cake with Zabaglione Sauce or Israeli Chocolate-Coated Orange Peels gives the meal a more exotic finale.

The Passover meal is full of symbolic foods—bitter herbs, unleavened bread, cups of wine—used to enliven the narration of the ceremony. As Jewish cooking authority Jayne Cohen has written, “Because most of these foods are consumed, we actually taste the experience and ensure it will become a part of us.” These dishes will help make your Seder a memorable gathering for family and friends this Passover.

Healthy Passover Main Dish Recipes

This braised brisket gets a decidedly wintery feel from the...
A relatively inexpensive cut of meat, a brisket needs to...
Inspired by the healthfulness and delicious simplicity of...
We combine convenient, omega-3-rich canned salmon with...
There's no reason to get overly fussy with complicated...
Fresh orange juice and cinnamon infuse this winter squash...

Healthy Passover Sides, Salad & Soup Recipes

Make a larger batch of this basic vinaigrette to have on...
Floating in a flavorful broth, our matzo balls are light...
Sweet apple cider and peppery watercress make for an...
This simple recipe is perfect for quick weeknight meals as...
A delicious tangy-sweet balsamic-and-honey reduction looks...

Healthy Passover Dessert Recipes

A treasured family recipe for Passover chocolate-apple...
A perfect ending to a Passover seder.
Serve these prunes as a dessert or to accompany roast meat...
Haroset is a fruit-and-wine concoction eaten during the...
Often when you drop in at someone's home in Israel,...
These luxurious macaroons studded with pistachios and dried...
Bright and tangy, this sauce is delicious on sponge cake.

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