A fresh take on the Passover menu

A modern seder menu with your favourite holiday staples to share with family and friends.

Roberto Caruso

Roasted halibut with tomato-mint salsa recipe


The evening of Friday, April 3 marks the first night of Passover, an eight-day holiday celebrating the Israelites’ freedom from slavery in ancient Egypt. This year, update your seder spread with our modern take on a traditional dinner.

Passover menu

Forego the gefilte fish, and serve up smaller portions of this fresh fish dish.

Roasted Halibut with tomato-mint salsa

Switch up the chicken soup for vegetarian-friendly vibrant roasted red pepper soup.

This soup, with its smoky, slightly sweet flavour from the roasting of the peppers, is a knock'em-dead beginning for any meal.

Roasted red pepper soup recipe










Spice things up at the Passover table: instead of regular old roasted chicken, make Portuguese-style barbecued chicken.


BBQ chicken with piri piri sauce

BBQ chicken with piri piri sauce recipe










Potato kugel is nice, but mashed potatoes are what we crave. Check out this dairy-free version:

Smashed herbed potatoes

Smashed herbed potatoes

Smashed herbed potatoes recipe










This salad is a change from everyday greens:

Watermelon & mint-cucumber salad

Watermelon & cucumber salad

Watermelon & cucumber salad recipe










Finally, it wouldn’t be Passover without some easy, coconuty macaroons!

Coconut-haystack macaroons

Coconut macaroons

Coconut-haystack macroons recipe

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