The Passover “Ham”
“For Easter, having a ham in the house is like having money in the bank,” says Tina Ujlaki, F&W’s Executive Food Editor. The Passover equivalent is turkey. You can serve it on the first night of Pesach, and there will be leftovers all week. Use the bones for turkey soup. Throw it over salad, make a chunky turkey salad or cook a turkey shepherd's pie with beautiful spring vegetables.
Salty and Crunchy Foods that Aren’t Matzo
Too much of the ever-versatile matzo can sit like a brick in your stomach, and most kosher-for-Passover potato chips and flavored crackers contain MSG, plus not-great-for-you cottonseed oil. This is a good time to try tastes-like-they’re-fried-but-they’re-not foods like kale chips and oven fries. Or even real French fries; potatoes are your friend during Passover.
The master of disguise, this protein- and fiber-packed food looks like a grain but is actually a seed that’s OK to eat during Passover. It makes a great substitute for oatmeal (which is chametz) in a warm breakfast dish sweetened with honey, and is also delicious in salads or served as a side.