Passover Seder: Mediterranean Lamb Dinner

April  2, 2012


Just as Passover is about the story of the Jewish peoples' exodus from Egypt, there is a (less epic) story behind this post as well. In putting together our Passover menu, we were hyper-aware of the fact that the Passover meal comes with many rules and rituals, and in the interest of getting it right, we sought help from a few of our practicing friends (hi, Rivka!). Though the debate was friendly and genial, debate there was! Turns out, as with so many religious events, peoples' Passover traditions are both widely varied and closely held.

This menu is a suggestion, a delicious idea -- we've stayed away from the mixing of meat and dairy, and of course, from leavened bread, but we've included a roasted meat, which is a no-no in some sects -- so take our menu as a starting point. Feel free to adapt it, to cherry pick, and tell us about your Passover traditions in the comments! 

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I love Champagne and cheese and potato chips. In fact, that would be the most dreamtastic dinner. I have two cats and I am a proud Portlander-by-birth currently residing on Manhattan's rich and wonderful Lower East Side in a closet that has no closets. In May I finished up a masters degree in Food Studies at NYU and now I am trying to figure out exactly why I did that and what that all means. It is very fun and scary but mostly fun. I like to cook and I love to bake.


arielleclementine April 4, 2012
beautiful menu! my mom and 91 year old granny are flying to austin on friday for our passover! so excited! our menu is a lot heavier on the carbs than this one :/ thanks for including my broccoli recipe :)
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Miranda R. April 4, 2012
Absolutely! It sounds soo delicious!
JennyBird April 2, 2012
This looks AMAZING! Lamb is such a good dish and anything Mediterranean is sure to please!