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Flourless Honey-Almond Cake

Honey and almonds flavor this simple (and gluten-free) cake. It's lovely for afternoon tea or a spring holiday dessert. Be careful not to overbeat the egg whites—they should be white and very foamy, but not at all stiff or able to hold peaks. If you beat them too much, the cake may sink in the middle as it cools.

» Flourless Honey-Almond Cake

Temple Emanu-El Brisket

This brisket recipe comes from Roberta Greenberg, the longtime assistant to the rabbis at Temple Emanu-El, a well-known New York City synagogue. Quivering cranberry slices that melt into the meat and slowly caramelize give this brisket its lovely character. Even better is that it takes so little effort for this sweet alchemy to work. Serve with latkes and roasted green beans drizzled with balsamic vinegar.

» Temple Emanu-El Brisket

Simple Green Salad with Citronette

Frisée and radicchio are both assertive, slightly bitter greens that add color and texture to any salad. Match them with mellower-flavored greens, such as red leaf lettuce, baby spinach or even Boston lettuce.

» Simple Green Salad with Citronette

Salmon Cakes with Olives, Lemon & Dill

Studded with briny olives, bright lemon zest and a touch of dill, this healthy, easy salmon cake recipe is perfect for dinner and for freezing. Whether you serve the salmon cakes on a bun like a burger with lettuce and tomato or paired with a mixed green salad, try a dollop of reduced-fat mayo mixed with lemon juice on top.

» Salmon Cakes with Olives, Lemon & Dill

Mushroom & Herb Matzo Ball Soup

With the addition of flavorful mushrooms, celery root, garlic, herbs and spices, this matzo ball soup recipe has more vegetables and less sodium than a traditional recipe.

» Mushroom & Herb Matzo Ball Soup

Waffle-Maker Latkes

Skip the greasy mess with this healthy latke recipe by "frying" your potato pancakes in a waffle iron instead. Serve with sour cream and applesauce for dipping.

» Waffle-Maker Latkes

Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

These airy coconut cookies get an upgrade with a simple dark chocolate drizzle in this healthy dessert recipe.

» Chocolate Coconut Macaroons


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 brisket recipe comes from Roberta Greenberg, the...
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...
Studded with briny olives, bright lemon zest and a touch of...
This updated French bistro dish makes a simple dinner any...
There's no reason to get overly fussy with complicated...
Fresh orange juice and cinnamon infuse this winter squash...
A speedy roast at high heat keeps the halibut moist and...
The pulp and rind of Moroccan preserved lemons is all you...
This recipe is reminiscent of a pot roast made with onion-...

Healthy Passover Sides, Salad & Soup Recipes

Skip the greasy mess with this healthy latke recipe by...
Frisée and radicchio are both assertive, slightly bitter...
With the addition of flavorful mushrooms, celery root,...
A delicious tangy-sweet balsamic-and-honey reduction looks...
Rest roasted asparagus and tomatoes on a bed of watercress...
Here we combine carrots and celery root (also known as...
We love how roasting brings out the sweet flavor of beets....
Roast whole slices of lemon along with the asparagus for a...
We cook then cool the beans in advance so they can be...
This beautiful salad combines fresh tomatoes, green beans,...
In this deconstructed version of hot spinach-artichoke dip...
This carrot-potato puree has an amazing silky-smooth...
This dish of roasted broccoli and tomatoes is tossed with...

Healthy Passover Dessert Recipes

These airy coconut cookies get an upgrade with a simple...
These luxurious macaroons studded with pistachios and dried...
A treasured family recipe for Passover chocolate-apple...
Honey and almonds flavor this simple (and gluten-free) cake...
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,...
Bright and tangy, this sauce is delicious on sponge cake.
A touch of lemon juice and Grand Marnier add zippy citrus...
Every panaderia (bakery) in Puerto Rico has many flavors of...

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