Passover Menu Planning: Lunch Ideas

Passover Menu Planning: Lunch Ideas

What’s kosher for Passover in one area and another differs widely throughout the country and across the world. Some of these recipes have items that are readily available in local kosher stores or regular supermarkets and some of these items are not available at all. Here are a few ideas for things to make for lunches throughout the holiday.

What do you enjoy having over Passover? What is easy to pack for lunches?

Spreads for Matzah/Rolls

Lox & Cream Cheese
Chicken Salad
Chocolate Spread
Egg Salad (Jamie Geller) – PAREVE
Avocado Matzah Toast (Jew Hungry the Blog) – PAREVE
Matzah Toppings from Around the World (My Jewish Learning)
Chopped Liver (Tori Avey) – MEAT
Veggie Chopped Liver (Genius Kitchen) – PAREVE / NUTS
Matbucha (The Aussie Gourmet, Naomi Nachman) – PAREVE


Hard Boiled Eggs
Cottage Cheese
Gefilte Fish


Chef Salad
Chinese Chicken Salad
Not so Basic Chicken Salad (Kosher Eye) – MEAT
Grilled Chicken Salad with Citrus Honey Dressing (Chef Zissie via Chabad) – MEAT
Low-Fat Chicken Salad (Tamar Ansh via Chabad) – MEAT
Seder Plate Salad (Epicurious) – PAREVE
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad (Overtime Cook) – PAREVE / Nuts
Rainbow Israeli Salad (Tori Avey) – PAREVE
Eggplant Salad (Chabad) – PAREVE
Baby Spinach and Portabella Mushroom Salad (Jamie Geller via Chabad) – PAREVE
Balsamic Tomato & Mozzarella Salad (Genius Kitchen) – DAIRY
Tomato Mozzarella Salad (Oh Sweet Basil) – DAIRY
Tomato Basil Mozzarella Salad (Savory Sweet Life) – DAIRY
2-Minute Cole Slaw (The Spruce Eats) – PAREVE
Greek Salad (Miriam Szokovsky via Chabad) – DAIRY


Matzah Pizza
Grilled Cheese
Tuna Melt
Baked Potatoes
Lox and Eggs (Central Synagogue) – DAIRY
Vegetarian Mushroom Quiche (Kosher on a Budget) – DAIRY
Quiches with Sweet Potato Crust (May I have that Recipe) – PAREVE
Passover Cheese Quiche (Jamie Geller) – DAIRY
Frittata (PJ Library) – DAIRY
Shakshuka Pasichya (Afooda) – DAIRY
Shakshuka (Smitten Kitchen) – DAIRY
Green Shakshuka (The American Bite) – DAIRY
Eggplant Parm ( – DAIRY
Zoodles & Meatballs (Miriam Szokovski via Chabad) – MEAT
Gnocchi (Flamingo Musings) – PAREVE
Smoked Salmon Omelet (Jamie Geller) – DAIRY
Matzah Brei with Bananas & Pecans (The Kitchn) – DAIRY
Blintzes (The Spruce Eats) – DAIRY
Cottage Cheese Latkes (Challah Connection) – DAIRY
Chicken Schnitzel (Tori Avey) – MEAT
Chicken Fingers (Kveller) – MEAT / NON-GEBROKTS


Potato Chips
Apple Sauce
Beef Jerkey
Dried Fruit like Raisins or leftovers from Charoset
Grain-Free Granola (Busy in Brooklyn) – PAREVE
Chocolate Farfel Clusters (Diana’s Desserts) – PAREVE
Homemade Lara Bars (Leite’s Culinaria) – PAREVE
Tam Tams

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No better time to replace water bottles than for Passover.

  • For the Long Haul – Drinks stay cold up to 12 hours with THERMALOCK Vacuum Insulation
  • Lend a Hand – Easy one-handed drinking
  • Eyes Up – Keep your eyes on the task at hand with the convenient pop-up straw on this AUTOSPOUT lid
  • Cleaner Drinking- Protective spout cover keeps out gross dirt and germs
  • Seal It In – Leak-proof lid (when closed) for on-the-go convenience
  • Perfect Fit – Fits most car cup holders and under most single serve brewers
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We like our Contigo water bottles a lot. I haven’t run into the mold problems that I have had with other brands. And they are dishwasher safe. These bottles are great to have for Passover and then use for camp or school.

  • No more spills – the AUTOSPOUT lid features a straw and a spill-proof valve so you don’t have to worry about spills (even when it’s open!)
  • Material matters- 100% BPA-free
  • Clean up – top-rack dishwasher safe lid and body
  • Cleaner drinking – protective spout cover helps keep out gross dirt and germs
  • Keep it together – tethered straw so there are no separate parts to take apart or misplace
  • Carry on – carry loop for on-the-go activities


Purim Menu Planning: Hamentaschen

Purim Menu Planning: Hamentaschen

I put together 36 Hamentaschen a few years ago and figured I would update this and add the recipe I use.

Classic Recipe


  • 1 stick margarine (room temp)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 tbs orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups Flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt


  1. Cream margarine and sugar together
  2. Add eggs, OJ, and vanilla
  3. Add 2 tsp baking powder
  4. Add a pinch of salt
  5. Add 2 cups of flour gradually and mix completely
  6. Divide into 2 balls and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes
  7. Roll out onto a floured board, quarter inch thickness (use a lot of flour on both the board and rolling pin as the dough is very sticky at first).
  8. Use cup or circle cookie cutters to make circles depending on the size you want
  9. Put a tsp of filling in the middle of each circle and fold up the sides.
  10. Bake at 375 for 10 – 12 min until golden brown


Rabbi Olitzky’s Chocolate Cream Cheese (Tori Avey)
Mediterranean (Kosher in the Kitch)
Nutella (Growing Up Gabel)
Candy Cane Cheesecake (Cook Kosher)
Savory Caramelized Onion (What Jew Wanna Eat)
Chef Jeff Nathan’s White Chocolate & Cherry (Joy of Kosher)
Caramel Apple (Tori Avey)
Funfetti Cheesecake (Kosher in the Kitch)
Mint Chocolate (What Jew Wanna Eat)
Red Velvet (What Jew Wanna Eat)
White Chocolate & Raspberry Sandwiches/Biscuits (Family Friends Food)


Apricot (Once Upon a Chef)
Classic (Cupcake Project)
Classic (My Jewish Learning)
Sugar Cookie (Charlotte Au Chocolat)
Chocolate Filled Funfetti (Chabad)
Neapolitan (What Jew Wanna Eat)
Bleeding (What Jew Wanna Eat)
Pumpkin Whole Wheat (Joy of Kosher)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (Couldn’t be Pareve)
Brownie Stuffed (Can’t Stop Baking)
Apple Pie (Can’t Stop Baking)
Cinnamon Dulce De Leche (Jamie Geller)
Smore (Couldn’t be Pareve)
Sushi (Busy in Brooklyn)
Spelt with Halva (Joy of Kosher)
Peanut Butter Chocolate Pretzel (Kitchen Tested)
Peanut Butter Filled Brownie (Overtime Cook)
Pop Tart (Kosher in the Kitch)
Pumpkin Chai (Lil Miss Cakes)
Fluffernutter (Overtime Cook)
Best Recipe (My Jewish Learning)
Unicorn (Rachel Kor via My Jewish Learning)
Polka Dot (Rachel Kor)
Easy No Fuss (Kosher in the Kitch)
Easiest Recipe on the Internet (Jewish Boston)
Working Mom’s (All Recipes)
Oreo (Jew Hungry)
All Variations (Levana Cooks)
Raspberry Hand Pies (Busy in Brooklyn)
Hamantashen (Kosher by Gloria)
Triple Chocolate (No Way That’s Healthy)
Healthy Whole Wheat (No Way That’s Healthy)
Lemon Bar (No Way That’s Healthy)
Edible Graggers (Lily Rose)
Crisp & Classic (Gush Gourmet)


Taco (Kosher in the Kitch)
Hamantashen Shaped Beef Wontons (Overtime Cook)
Savory Meat Pie (Overtime Cook)
Savory Deli (Cook Kosher)
Sweet Potato BBQ Beef (No Way That’s Healthy)
Corndog (Busy in Brooklyn)
Pulled Beef (
Pastrami (The Aussie Gourmet)

Gluten Free

Gluten Free (Couldn’t be Pareve)
Gluten Free (Joy of Kosher)
Bakery Style (Gluten-Free Living)
All Variations (Levana Cooks)
Gluten-Free, Cane Sugar-Free (Gluten Free Bay)
Nosh Nosh (Gluten Free Maven)
Gluten Free Raspberry (Elana’s Pantry)
Yummy Gluten-Free (Nosher)
Gluten Free for Purim (Little Ferraro Kitchen)
Gluten Free (Eitan Bernath)


Vegan Savory Spinach (May I have that Recipe?)
Vegan  (Healthy Family Healthy You)
Black & White (Kitchen Tested)
Vegan (Renana’s Kitchen)