Enjoy Vegetarian Recipes this Passover
Passover is all about coming together with family and celebrating freedom. It symbolizes the liberation of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. At Dare to Be Different, we want to make sure that nobody is excluded from the holiday traditions by offering a way for everyone to have a seat at the Passover Seder, regardless of dietary restrictions. Even if you follow a vegetarian diet and can’t eat brisket or chicken, you can still enjoy delicious meals.
It can be difficult to come up with meals for this holiday because you have to make sure that every ingredient is kosher for Passover. That means they follow Jewish dietary guidelines, but also take it a step further to ensure that you are following the rules of Passover.
During Passover, you are not allowed to eat any bread products. Instead, Jewish people eat matzo, an unleavened flatbread. This is because the Israelites did not have time to wait for their bread to rise when they fled from Egypt during the exodus. As a result, you also cannot eat any grains that rise when left in water for too long. These foods with leavening agents are called chametz, and during Passover, you want all of these out of your kitchen.
With all these restrictions, you may be wondering what to prepare for the holiday. Don’t worry, we have you covered with a couple of recipes that will keep your vegetarian family members from feeling passed over at the table.
Dare to Be Different Cauliflower Crisp Matzo Brei
Matzo brei is a popular Ashkenazi Jewish breakfast meal eaten during Passover. It is basically scrambled eggs made with matzo. It is easy to make and can be either savory or sweet, depending on what you add to it.
If you’re looking to put a vegetarian twist on matzo brei, you can add D2BD Cauliflower Crisps for an extra crunch, packed with cauliflower instead of grains.
- 2 large eggs
- 1 sheet matzo or 1 pack of D2BD Cauliflower Crisps
- 1 tablespoon milk or water
- 1 tablespoon butter
- Salt and pepper
- Add eggs to a bowl and scramble with a whisk along with 1 tbsp milk or water until the eggs are nice and fluffy.
- Run a sheet of matzo, or some Cauliflower Crisps, under running hot water for 20-60 seconds until it just begins to soften.
- Melt a tablespoon of butter in a skillet or frying pan over medium heat.
- Break the matzo into small pieces and place them in the skillet. Sauté the matzo pieces over medium heat for about a minute, until they are evenly coated with butter.
- Pour the scrambled egg mixture over the matzo pieces. Stir the eggs until they are well combined with the matzo. Cook the eggs for about 2 minutes over medium, flipping and stirring continuously. As you are cooking, sprinkle in salt and pepper to taste.
Vegetarian Passover Pizza
Our Cauliflower Crusts are made from egg yolks and contain no bread nor yeast at all. They are also certified kosher, which makes pizza possible to eat during Passover. That’s right, you can enjoy the delicious taste of pizza while following all the rules of the holiday. The best part about pizza is that you can choose your own toppings. We have an amazing vegetable pizza recipe that is perfect for your vegetarian guests at the Seder table.
- 1 package Dare To Be Different Grain Free Cauliflower Crusts
- 8-10 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
- 1 green bell pepper, cubed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup kosher for Passover pizza sauce
- ½ cup canned beets, cubed
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- Begin with cooking 2 cauliflower crusts according to package directions.
- While the crusts bake, sautee halved cherry tomatoes and green peppers in oil in over medium heat, about 5 minutes. Set aside.
- After pizza partially cooks, remove from the oven. Top the crusts with sauce, the sauteed tomatoes and peppers, and beets. Bake pizzas an additional 6-10 minutes.
- Once pizzas are baked, remove from the oven and allow to cool a few minutes.
Happy Passover from Dare to Be Different