Passover is just one week away, so I’m rounding up 20+ healthy passover meal ideas to incorporate this holiday! These dishes are simple to make, and use minimal ingredients- something I try to focus on during these 8 days.
Most of these recipes are vegetarian/vegan friendly, with a few fish options as well. As a sephardic Jew, we do incorporate Kitniyot (a Hebrew term that groups the foods that Ashkenzi Jews avoid during passover, including rice, legumes, and seeds), so be sure to modify as needed if there are any foods you don’t eat during Passover.
Whether you’re observing the holiday or not, these naturally gluten-free recipes are a delicious way to incorporate more healthy meals during the week!
Common substitutions to make
Under each dish, I specified what to substitute within the recipe to make it passover friendly, so be sure to read through it! Some common substitutions you can make are:
- Use Matzah meal in place of breadcrumbs
- Almond butter in place of peanut butter to omit kitniyot if needed
- Use imitation soy sauce in place of coconut aminos, depending on which guidelines you follow
- Use quinoa in place of rice to omit kitniyot
1. Apricot Salmon
Sweet & Tangy Apricot Salmon is a delicious simple main to serve for the holiday nights or during the week! Serve it with your favorite starch, like rice, quinoa or potatoes, and a roasted veggie on the side.
2. White Bean Burgers
These White Bean Burgers are a great make ahead option, and are perfect over a salad! Just swap the breadcrumbs with matzah meal to make them passover friendly.
3. Pistachio Salmon
I love this easy Pistachio Crusted Salmon as a flavorful weeknight diner served with a side salad.
4. Spicy Tofu Cups
These Spicy Tofu Cups are a delicious vegan meal idea that pair perfectly over lettuce cups with a spicy peanut sauce. If you can’t eat peanuts, swap almond butter instead!
5. Maple Dijon Salmon
Another simple salmon dish, this Maple Dijon Salmon packs in so much flavor, and is so quick to throw together!
6. Red Lentil Soup
I love this simple soup that’s packed with protein and fiber! This Red Lentil Soup is great to keep on hand for easy lunches, and happens to be completely plant-based!
7. Spinach & Feta Salmon Burgers
Salmon burgers are always stocked in my freezer, and these Spinach and Feta Salmon Burgers are a must make! Serve them with roasted potatoes, or your favorite salad.
8. Sweet Potato Feta Bowls
Flavorful and delicious Sweet Potato Feta Bowls are a great lunch prep for the week. I top them with a spicy harissa tahini sauce, and they’re so good and satisfying! You can leave out the dairy if you’re dairy-free, and use quinoa in place of brown rice!
9. Stuffed Peppers
I grew up eating Stuffed Peppers, and they always hit the spot for something cozy. I made these with a vegan meat substitute, but you can leave that out completely or swap real meat! If you don’t eat rice, quinoa would work well.
10. Maple Tahini Tofu
11. Lentil Meatballs
These vegan Lentil Meatballs are a great freezer-friendly food to prep for the week. You can serve them with zucchini noodles, or any passover friendly pasta you enjoy. Just be sure to swap the breadcrumbs for matzah meal!
12. Thai Peanut Salad
This Thai Peanut Salad is one of my absolute FAVORITES to throw together at the end of a busy week. You can use any veggies you have lying around, and top it with your favorite proteins. You can swap almond butter for peanut butter to make this kitniyot free.
13. Tuna Patties
Super simple Tuna Patties are an easy lunch idea to make that come together so quickly. You can easily double the recipe, and serve them over your favorite salad or veggie side dish. Just replace the breadcrumbs with matzah meal!
14. Black Bean Burger
Black Bean Burgers have been a favorite of mine for so long. They’re spicy, simple to make, and are a delicious freezer-friendly option. Use matzah meal as your breading to make these Passover friendly!
15. Asian Salmon Burger
Swap the buns for matzah in these flavorful Asian Salmon Burgers! They’re a fun way to switch up your fish game, and pair perfectly with a side of spicy slaw. You can leave out the mustard and sesame seeds to make this without kitniyot, and use matzah meal as your breading!
16. Sushi Salad
Sushi salad platters have seriously become a staple during our family lunches. You can use short grain rice in place of sushi rice, and leave out the crumb topping to make these Passover friendly.
Shakshuka is the perfect meal to make for breakfast, lunch and even dinner. Serve it with fresh veggies and a side of matzah!
18. Egg Mufins
Veggie filled Egg Muffins are a great option to keep on hand for a quick protein packed breakfast or snack.
19. Blueberry Pancakes
This delicious stack of grain-free Blueberry Pancakes is perfect for when you’re craving something sweet off the morning!
20. Honey Ginger Orange Salmon
This honey ginger orange salmon is so full of flavor and easy to make! The glaze is made with 100% OJ and has the perfect combination of zest and sweetness.
21. Cheesy Roasted Broccoli
Roasted Broccoli is so underrated in my opinion, and can be paired with any main dish you enjoy!
22. Roasted Cabbage with Maple Tahini
This side dish has easily become one of my favorites lately. Perfectly Roasted Cabbage with a delicious maple tahini sauce that’s simple to throw together, and a delicious way to change up your veggie game.
23. Kale Tahini Salad
I love throwing together this Kale Tahini Salad for a flavorful lunch. It’s topped with pickled red onions and the most delicious crunchy chickpeas.
24. Carrot Fries
Crispy oven-based Carrot Fries are such an easy side dish! They’re a fun way to eat more veggies, and truly are addicting.
25. Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
I love these Maple Balsamic Brussels Sprouts during the week for a simple side dish. They’re crispy, flavorful, and so easy to make!
26. Garlic Smashed Potatoes
Last but not least, these Garlic Smashed Potatoes are a must make! They’re so crispy. and can be topped with so many different sauces or dips!
I hope you try some of these healthy passover meals! If you have any questions, leave a comment below or message me on Instagram 🙂