Recipe Roundups

15 Recipes To Solve The Nine Days Supper Conundrum

Kosher.com Staff July 19, 2023

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While food is not on the forefront of our minds during the Nine Days, we still need to answer to hungry family members. Without the ability to rely on chicken or meat, we are constantly on the lookout for something filling and wholesome. Well, no need to look any further. Here is a collection of well-rounded meals that are original, delicious, and super satisfying. We hope you enjoy.

1. Tuna-Melt Pizza by Chavi Feldman

Whenever I serve pizza for supper, I always feel that it’s not really a well-balanced meal, because there isn’t enough “real” protein involved. Problem solved! Adding a layer of tuna salad to this homemade dough not only makes this pizza delicious but also provides the benefit of sneaking in the missing protein, creating a truly nutritious meal!

2. Spiced Lentil and Rice “Shakshuka” by Caryl Levine and Ken Lee, Kristin Donnelly 

Throughout North Africa and parts of the Middle East, you’ll find variations of a dish known as shakshuka – eggs gently cooked in a tomato sauce, often made with peppers. Here, red lentils and basmati rice join the tomato sauce, breaking down and cooking together, becoming almost creamy. For a delicious counterpoint, you can serve the shakshuka with thick Greek-style yogurt or sprinkles of feta cheese. This is a comforting one-pot meal you can eat any time of the day.

3. Rice and Cheese Enchiladas by Nechama Norman

When I was growing up, my mother used to treat each of the children to special times alone with her. Sometimes it was a trip to a store, a museum, or a restaurant for lunch together. When we were living in Denver, my favorite destination was the Mediterranean Health Cafe. It was a quaint, family-run restaurant in a hip neighborhood that wasn’t too far from school. Everything that came out of that kitchen was delicious! I still crave their sugar sprinkle cookies. But my favorite dish by far was their enchiladas. While this is not their recipe, in my memory it comes pretty close.

4. Spinach-Feta Stuffed Salmon by Esty Wolbe

This elegant salmon stuffed with feta and fresh spinach couldn’t be simpler to prepare. Watch Easy Does It with Esty Wolbe for more super simple recipes.

5. Salmon Burgers by Beth Warren

A great alternative to the hamburger, this burger is a great way to try a salmon dish. Serve on buns or over salad.

6. Sushi Bowls by Rena Tuchinsky

You’ll be surprised how easy it is to prepare this delicious sushi supper. The best part- everyone can choose what they put in their bowl and they serve themselves!

Feel free to add other items you’d like to your bowls such as shredded carrots, fresh mango, edamame, or cooked and cubed sweet potato.

For more super easy suppers that will please everyone at the table, watch Supper, Again?

7. Tangy Tilapia Tacos by Chavi Feldman

My siblings and I recently took our mother to a popular dairy restaurant to celebrate her 70th birthday. I ordered a dish similar to the recipe below, and I just had to recreate it! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

8. Norene’s Tortilla Lasagna Florentine by Norene Gilletz

There’s no need to cook pasta for this quick lasagna, which makes a delicious dairy dish for Shavuot or any time of the year. I often make it in two pie plates and freeze one for a future meal. Everyone will say “More cheese, please!”

9. Tomato Confit Pasta with Salmon by Chaya Suri Leitner

While most people celebrate Chanukah by frying up all kinds of goodies, I like to do it differently and serve dishes rich with olive oil. Good-quality olive oil adds a delicious flavor and is packed with health benefits (naturally high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, to name a few). Try this dish, you’ll love it.

10. Tam Tams Mac n Cheese by Amy Kritzer

11. Teriyaki Salmon and Avocado Bowl with Pickled Radishes by Sarah Walker Caron

On a trip to Boston over the winter, my kids and I picked up sushi bowls at Boston Public Market to enjoy while we waited for the bus home to leave. They were an absolute delight with a variety of flavors and textures. And that’s what inspired this dish. Creamy avocado, tangy pickled radishes, and a sweet teriyaki salmon glaze come together in this rice bowl for a satisfying and delicious dinner.

12. Seared Tuna and Mushroom Salad by Faigy Grossman

I kept telling myself that just because something is so, so good, that doesn’t mean I have to eat triple portions of it, but it didn’t really help! The perfectly seared tuna, along with mushrooms and leek, harmonized so well with the salad and delicious dressing that I couldn’t stay away! B’tei’avon!

Note: Omit the wine from the dressing or replace with balsamic.

13. Shawarma-Seasoned Tuna Patties by Erin Grunstein

A unique combination of flavors that turns out a delicious quick-and-easy meal!

14. Hasselback Pesto Eggplant Parmesan by Erin Grunstein

Looking for a unique twist on the classic Eggplant Parmesan- look no further! This Hasselback Pesto Eggplant Parmesan is the perfect dairy dish for any weeknight dinner or a special Shavuot meal.

15. Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Shells by Chanie Nayman

Here’s a mash-up of three different delicious classics. The result was exactly as I‘d imagined it! A Food Fight, Round 3 Recipe.