23 Passover Recipes You Can Make In A Food Processor

Kosher.com Staff March 29, 2023

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Last week we published a recipe roundup that consisted of recipes that require just the stovetop. Today, we’re turning out attention to the food processor.

The food processor is an appliance that is very commonly used for Passover cooking and really proves the saying “work smarter, not harder” to be true. So if you don’t yet have a kosher for Passover food processor, and are still shredding your potatoes by hand, we highly encourage you to make the investment.

For those of you who already have a kosher for Passover food processor, make sure to save the recipes below. Not only will the food processor make life easier on you, but it also eliminates more dishes from piling up, and allows you to keep preparing while the stovetop and oven are in use.

Please note that some of the recipes below do require the use of a blender (instead of a food processor), as well as a microwave.

1. Salmon Mousse by Efrat Libfroind

After tasting macaroons filled with liver pâté, I decided to try making macaroons with a delicate salmon filling. The results were out of this world! This is a very basic, no-fail macaron recipe that does not require you to use a candy thermometer or to make Italian meringue. Add to that an incredible salmon mousse, and what more could you ask for?

2. Passover Chocolate Truffles by Sweet Moments: Rega Matok

A light and tasty dessert for Passover and gluten-free diets – light chocolate truffles prepared with gluten-free wafers. The kids will go crazy over them!

3. Parsley Pesto by Estee Kafra

I usually keep this pesto in small bags in my freezer. It goes well with fish, chicken, and vegetables.

4. Tomato Dip by Kiki Fisher

This garlicky tomato dip is a nice change of pace from the usual mayo-based spreads. Make sure to select the best quality tomatoes you can find, since they’re the star of the show here!

5. No-Bake Vegan Chocolate Tart by Batsheva Kanter

I’m always trying to think of new desserts that are easy but also look nice. If you are making this for 6–12 people it really doesn’t take a lot of time and it’s very impressive. Best of all, its only five ingredients; six if you count the salt. It freezes well so you can make this in advance. I kept this vegan and dairy free by using coconut milk but you can substitute heavy cream if you’d like.

6. Peach and Berry Compote by Nechama Norman

This concept is genius! It’s easy to prepare, convenient, and serves nicely for any occasion.

7. Pesach Cucumber Slaw by Chayie Schlisselfeld

Being that my minhag is to only eat vegetables that can be peeled on Pesach, cucumber salad is a staple in my house. By the time Chol Hamoed comes around we usually are bored of the regular lemon juice/sugar dressing. This one is a refreshing change.

8. Sephardic Charoset Cheese Board by Rachel Kor

With all the cooking involved for Passover, easy meals are the way to go. This Sephardic charoset cheese board is a great shortcut for lunch that will make you and your guests very happy! It requires no cooking and takes about five minutes to assemble.

9. Muhamarra by Shushy Turin

This recipe works as a delicious dip or condiment, but also makes for a quick way to cut steps off the “so many meals” Pesach season. Add a couple of tablespoons to a can of chopped tomatoes and you have a shakshuka or Moroccan salmon base. Spoon a few tablespoons over salmon or chicken and you have a perfectly seasoned dish ready to pop into the oven. Spread over matza for delicious dip or base for an excellent spicy matzo pizza or flavored “toast.” The spice level is to your preference, so if you aren’t a fan of spicy food cut back the Calabrian chili peppers, but if you love a bite, add in the whole jar!

10. No-Bake Sugar Free Date Brownie Balls by Sheindy Unger

11. Italian Olive Paste (Olivada) by Gil Marks

Olive pastes were common in the ancient Middle East.  The Romans made such as paste, seasoned with vinegar and herbs (including cilantro, fennel, and mint) called epityrum.

12. 3 Easy Dips for Passover by Esty Wolbe

If ever there was a holiday for dips, it would be Passover! It is in the 4 questions after all! Esty Wolbe is making three delicious dips that you can enjoy all 8 days — or all year round!

13. Sundried Tomato Dip by Chef Zissie

This is so easy and lasts weeks in your fridge! If you have leftover dip, be sure to use it on chicken, in soup, on sandwiches or with your eggs!

14. Perfect Pesach Mayonnaise by Estee Kafra

15. Disappearing Sorbet by Brynie Greisman

Imagine a Pesach dessert that has no eggs, sugar, or whip. And it’s actually good for you! The taste and texture are outstanding. You’ll make this dessert in different varieties many times over Pesach. I’ve served it numerous times throughout the year, and my family and guests always ooh and ahh over it. Thank you, Esther Black, holistic health consultant, for this recipe.

16. Date Truffles by Estee Kafra

This is one of those kind of recipes that happens every so often. An inspiration comes from a friend standing on line at the checkout counter at the grocery store. I asked Leah for an idea for this Pesach baking column (in mid January, mind you). “I’m not sure, but if you make something with dates I’ll for sure make it.” So I bought some dates, and a few hours later…..success! These were a real hit with the kids, too.

17. Homemade Hazeret by Elana Heideman

Nothing like homemade hazeret for your seder plate. Bringing you that taste of Israel all over the world.

18. Carrot-Radish Relish from the Nitra Cookbook

Pickled shredded carrots and daikon are a sharp condiment or salad. However you choose to serve it, it takes no time to put together and can be made well in advance.

19. Date Bites by Elizabeth Leigh

Dates are earth’s natural sweets!

20. Classic Salsa by Sina Mizrahi

The first time I saw Tuscanini’s canned cherry tomatoes, I thought they were pure genius! Cherry tomatoes tend to be sweeter, and they work perfectly in this classic salsa. It has just the right amount of piquant and a perfect blend of flavors. I suggest adding a bit of cumin for that extra something. It’s the best combo with chips you’ve ever had on Passover.

21. No-Bake Vegan Caramel Cheesecake Cups (Gluten Free) by Miriam Diamant

With a perfect nutty crust, a no-bake creamy filling, and an indulgent caramel swirl topping, it would be hard to say no to this one. These No-Bake Cheesecake Cups are Free of Sugar, Oil, Flour, Grains, Eggs, Dairy, and are fully Kosher for Passover. It is safe to say these are The BEST Vegan Cheesecake Cups!

22. Cookie Truffle Bars for Pesach by Victoria Dwek

A simple dessert that won’t take up too much of your time but will impress and satisfy your sweet tooth.

23. Healthy Apple Pie (Paleo, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free) by Gitty Goodman

A wonderfully delicious dessert that has no flour, sugar, eggs or dairy. Requires absolutely no baking. It’s probably the best dessert ever. Not to mention that you’ll have to hide some extra pies around the house because after someone tastes it, there won’t be any left!!!