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Eating Against the Grain: Kosher-for-Passover Breakfast Recipes

Matzo Granola recipe

Passover‘s weeklong restrictions against eating leavened grains can be a bummer, particularly at breakfast. With cereal, toast, waffles, pancakes, bagels, scones, English muffins, croissants, and biscuits off the table, what’s left to eat? Quite a lot, it turns out. The recipes below take advantage of ingredients that are kosher for Passover—things like eggs, potatoes, fish, and vegetables—to create breakfast and brunch dishes so delicious, you won’t miss the bread. We’ve even worked in some of the leftovers you’ll have from the Seder table, like horseradish and parsley.

1. Asparagus Frittata with Horseradish Sour Cream

Asparagus Frittata with Horseradish Sour Cream


Fresh spring asparagus in an easy frittata (crustless, so quicker than a quiche, but just as rich and satisfying), this eggy delight has a piquant counterpoint in horseradish sour cream. Get our Asparagus Frittata with Horseradish Sour Cream recipe.

2. Smoked Salmon Hash with Lemon-Parsley Vinaigrette

Smoked Salmon Hash with Lemon-Parsley Vinaigrette


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You may not be able to eat the bagel, but the smoked salmon is still fair game. Paired with fresh parsley, lemon, and buttery potatoes, you won’t even miss the bread. Get our Smoked Salmon Hash with Lemon-Parsley Vinaigrette recipe.

3. Matzo Brei with Roasted Cherries

Roasted Cherry Matzo Brei recipe


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Matzo crack is amazing, but probably not optimal for breakfast. Enter: matzo brei, the classic egg-enriched dish of unleavened bread fried in butter. This version gets sprinkled with cinnamon-sugar and topped with lush and juicy roasted cherries flavored with vanilla and orange. Who needs Belgian waffles? Get our Matzo Brei with Roasted Cherries recipe.

4. Matzo Granola with Apricots and Pistachios

Matzo Granola recipe


For a healthier breakfast, transform matzo into crisp granola, pump it up with dried fruit and chopped nuts, and scatter it atop yogurt. Get our Matzo Granola with Apricots and Pistachios recipe.

5. Healthy Quinoa Breakfast Porridge with Figs

healthy quinoa breakfast porridge with figs


Quinoa is also kosher for Passover, but don’t relegate it to savory meals. Turn it into a breakfast porridge with dried figs, walnuts, maple syrup, and cinnamon. Get our Healthy Quinoa Breakfast Porridge with Figs recipe.

6. Avocado Matzo Toast

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Not your basic Passover breakfast! #ad I’m not giving up my avocado toast this year, so I paired Avocado Matzah Toast with Kosher for Passover @tropicana_juices Pure Premium OJ for the perfect breakfast. 🥑🍊🥑 Did you know Tropicana has been Kosher for Passover for 25 years? Here’s the recipe for you: Ingredients (makes 1 serving): 1 piece of matzah – toasted if you like! 1 medium ripe avocado Juice from 1/2 lime Salt and pepper to taste 1 fried egg Red pepper flakes Cilantro as garnish 8oz Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice Method: In a medium bowl, smash up avocado and lime with a fork. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Carefully spread on matzah and top with egg, chili pepper flakes and cilantro. Eat immediately paired with a glass of Tropicana Pure Premium Orange Juice! #MadeToGoWithPassover #PassOverTheTrop #Passover2019 #Pesach #KosherRecipe #breakfast #matzo #matzah

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Can’t live without your avocado toast for a whole week? Make it with matzo and you won’t have to! Get the Avocado Matzo Toast recipe.

7. Shakshuka

shakshuka with zhoug


Heartier appetites will be satisfied with this classic dish of eggs cooked in tomato sauce; shakshuka can be dressed up any way you want too, with zhug, feta, roasted veggies, even leftover brisket if you’re feeling adventurous (and really hungry)! Get our Shakshuka recipe.