Does your Passover Seder Menu Need a Few New Ideas?

There’s 2 weeks left until the first night of Passover. Is your house upside down yet, like mine?

I love this holiday. Although I dread the whole kitchen transformation and clean up, I truly enjoy sharing our Seder table with friends and family. Why is there always so much food!!

There’s plenty to do, even if you aren’t making a Seder (or 2!). I’ve been obsessing over my Passover lists for a few weeks now, revising my menus, looking at adding new dishes, redoing my shopping lists and hearing comments from my family like “What do you mean you’re not making turkey this year? What about the stuffing??” Everyone has their favorite foods and while my daughter Tamara doesn’t eat turkey, she does love my stuffing – she even has it for breakfast! Let it be known that I did buy a turkey and put it back on my menu.

Among the traditional ‘chicken soup/ matzo balls/ pickled salmon/ gefilte fish/ brisket/ tongue/ turkey/ stuffing/ chicken/ meatballs’ that you will find on my Seder table, I always have an assortment of many healthy side dishes for my guests to choose from. Everyone expects it as part of the tradition now too:)

Looking for Some New Ideas?

I make two Seders and most of these side dishes will be served for both nights:

You notice I didn’t talk about desserts – that’s for the next blog post!

What sides dishes are you making? As always, I’d love to hear from you!
Please share your ideas and inspiration in the comments below:)

31 Thoughts to “Does your Passover Seder Menu Need a Few New Ideas?”

  1. Abby Sternbach

    How do I get your recipes for your leek and cauliflower kugel and quinoa salads?

  2. admin

    Hi Abby,

    I usually post recipes on Monday’s, but since I’m getting so many requests for ones for Passover, I’m going to post several this week. Tomorrow will be a fabulous Apple Cake one!

    In the meantime, I will email you the two recipes!

    Enjoy and please email me back if you have any questions:)



  3. Nanette Freedland

    Hi Shari,
    I am new to your blog, and am interested in some of these Passover recipes. How do we find them? Do you send them individually to people? If so, I would love the beet salad and walnuts, potato rounds, and the the two salads. My kitchen is almost all turned over as I have to travel next week… I am trying to get my shopping list organized this week. Thanks for any help.

  4. admin

    Hi Nanette,

    Thanks for your coming to my blog!!
    Good for you that your kitchen is done – my house is topsy turvy lol. It will be my pleasure to send you some recipes so you can get those shopping lists started.


  5. Estelle

    Hi Shari!
    I am new to the blog. I shared your post but didn’t realize you couldn’t access the recipes. Would you be willing to send them to me? Thanks!

    1. admin

      Hi Estelle,

      Thanks for coming to my blog and sharing it! I have many recipes on my Facebook page ‘Shari Creates’ and will be posting Passover recipes all week!
      It will be my pleasure to send you some via email as well:)

  6. Helen Pinsky

    Thank you for the apple cake recipe. It looks delicious. Could you please email the vegetable recipes to me? I’d love to use the beet salad, the cauli kugel, and the eggplant. Thanks!!

    1. admin

      Hi Helen,

      My pleasure!!! Please let me know how your dishes come out.


      1. Nanette

        Can you send me the beet salad recipe also via email.


  7. Sharon Hochman

    Hi Shari,
    Your menu sounds great. I wonder if you could send me the recipes or if there is a different way to access them. It all looks great and I make 2 seders and dinners every night so I would love to get some new ideas.
    Thanks in advance!

    1. admin

      Hi Sharon,

      It would be my pleasure! I’m going to be posting some during the week on my website and my Facebook page. In the meantime, it would be my pleasure to send you some!

      Thanks for your comments!


  8. Anne Konskier

    Can you suggest some starters for a milk Seder.

  9. admin

    Hi Anne,

    It would be my pleasure!

    There are quite a few different options:
    – pickled salmon
    – beet and goat cheese salad
    – fattoush salad
    – quinoa salads
    – little skewers of cheese and cherry tomatoes with olive oil and fresh basil
    – avocado, endive and tomato salad
    – pureed sweet potato or carrot soup
    – spinach and feta matzo lasagna

    Any of these ideas sparking an interest? Some can be used as a main meal too. I’m getting hungry listing them lol

    Are your guests vegetarians? Dietary restrictions?

    I hope this helps, please email me and I’ll be more than happy to share some recipes.


  10. Melissa

    Can’t wait for you to post the leek and cauliflower kugel recipe

    1. admin

      Hi Melissa!

      It will posted tomorrow morning!
      Any other requests?


  11. Suzanne

    Hi, would love the quinoa recipes and the fattoush and eggplant! Thanks so much x

    1. admin

      Hi Suzanne!

      A week away!!! I’m thrilled that I gave you some fresh ideas for your Seder menu!
      I’ll send them out in an email:)
      have a great day!

  12. Michele

    Some great new ideas for my seder. Can you please email me the recipes for the quinoa and fattoush salads.

    1. admin

      Hi Michele!

      It would be my pleasure!

      Have a great day:)


  13. shoshana

    I enjoyed to read your ideas.Can you please post on facebook or e-mail me the following recipes 1.beet salad 2.heart and palm salad 3.grilled veg 4.a good stuffing recipe thank you very much

    1. admin

      Hi Shoshana,

      I’m glad that I could give you some new ideas! I’m always on the search for new recipes that are healthier and delicious!
      It will be my pleasure to email you some recipes!

      Thanks for the comments!


  14. Susan

    Hi! I’m new to your blog! Could you please send me the potato recipe and the beet salad recipe. I’m going to try the cauliflower leek dish for my Seder. I, too, have the same issue. Everyone likes their same traditional dishes but I like to change it with the sides!

    1. admin

      Hi Susan!

      I have to laugh because when one of my son’s read my post for the cauliflower leek dish, he texted me and said – “Change the soup, and I will not be attending” lol

      It will be my pleasure to send you the recipes!


  15. Carol rosenberg

    I’m a first time reader of your blog and would love you fattoush, quinoa x2 and beet salad recipes

    Tx shari xx

    1. admin

      Hi Carol!

      Thanks so much for reading my blog!!!
      Your recipes are on their way!!


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  17. Judy

    Hello Shari,

    New to your blog also. Would love the same recipes as Carol please — two quinoa recipes, fattoush and beet salad if possible – and you have the time!
    Thank you so much,


    1. admin

      Hi Judy!

      Thanks and welcome to my website!

      I’m sending you the recipes via email – enjoy!!!


  18. Lynn Porus

    Hi Shari
    I am new to your blog and writing to you from New Zealand.
    I am interested in your quinoa salads, and the beet salad and wondered if you could email these to me.

    Thanks very much
    Lynn Porus

  19. admin

    Hi Lynn,
    Thanks and welcome to my blog!
    I’ll be emailing you the recipes:)

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