What's on the Seder Plate 

Karpas - green vegetable, usually parsley: represents the Israelites initial flourishing in Egypt. 

   During the course of the Seder, it will be dipped in salt water, representing both hope and tears.


Haroset - sweet fruit paste: represents the mortar Israelite slaves used to construct buildings 

   for Pharoah.


Maror - bitter herb, ofter horseradish: represents the bitterness of slavery.


Hazeret - second bitter herb, often lettuce: used in korech or Hillel sandwich. 

Zeroa - shank bone (or beet can be used): represents the special Passover sacrifice at the    Temple.

Beitzah - egg: represents hagigah sacrifice, which would be offered on every holiday (including      Passover) when the Temple stood. The egg's shape also represents the cycle of life, reminding 

   us there is always hope for a new beginning.


Our Passover Recipes

We know that cooking and serving yourself is more work, but we promise you will have a lot less clean up than we usually do, and it will be rewarding! We are sharing links for some of our tried and tested Passover recipes here. We regularly substitute gluten-free matzo/matzo meal for regular and are known to use matzo farfel instead of meal, we simply put in the food processor or crush it in a ziplock bag with a rolling pin. 

Matzo Ball Soup


Poached Salmon with Cucumber Raita

If serving meat, you can simply leave off the Raita as it does not need sauce! 


Lemon-Herb Matzo Crusted Chicken (Fried and Baked)

Fried https://girlandthekitchen.com/matzo-breaded-crispy-chicken-breast-with-lemon/

Baked https://www.thespruceeats.com/oven-baked-breaded-chicken-breasts-2121936

Rosemary Roasted Potatoes


Traditional Ashkenazi Charoset


Chocolate Toffee Covered Matzo

We order dairy-free (Passover) chocolate from Amazon and buy vegetable-based margarine. https://www.davidlebovitz.com/chocolatecovere/


Recipes with Matzo Farfel

Farfel Haystacks (substitute other nuts) https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/chocolate-matzo-farfel-haystacks-recipe-1951278 

Farfel "Puppy Chow" (substitute other nut butter) https://whatjewwannaeat.com/matzah-puppy-chow/

Farfnola https://www.latimes.com/recipe/matzo-farfel-granola

Farfnola Bars http://www.couldntbeparve.com/recipe/passover-granola-bars/

Additional Resources

Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any ideas, questions, concerns, or just to chat as we know how important staying connected is especially during the holidays. You can email us or call us, after this weekend, the phone will be forwarded to a cell. 

We look forward to connecting with each of you over the upcoming weeks. 

Passover Guide from Chabad OKC