Tisha B'av

60+ Pre- and Post-Fast Recipes

Kosher.com Staff July 18, 2023

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It’s time to prepare for two of the most important meals of the year. What do you serve at the meal before Tisha b’Av, and at the break-fast immediately afterwards?

All of the pre-fast recipes we’ve selected will keep you full, are easy to digest, and can either be served cold or room temperature. And most importantly, these recipes will help you get through the evening feeling well enough to focus on the true meaning of the fast. Be mindful of the amount of salt you add to these recipes. The last thing you want to be eating is salty foods (so adjust the salt as needed).

For the break-fast recipes, we stayed true to the classics (and crowd-pleasers) like lasagna, cinnamon buns and pizza.

Check out these articles for tips on fasting:

Tips to Fasting So Well You Won’t Start Looking at Food Pics Until At Least Late Afternoon

Tackling Fasting with Rorie Weisberg

  1. Pesto Pasta Salad by Norene Gilletz
  2. Simply Savory Salmon by Rivky Kleiman
  3. Watermelon Pizza by Rikki Samuels
  4. Cold Cucumber, Yogurt, and Dill Soup by Lois Held and Roberta Scher
  5. Roasted Ratatouille Pasta from the Dining In Cookbook
  6. Pink Fruit Soup from the Dining In Cookbook
  7. Potato Basil Soup by Chef Zissie
  8. Crispy, Flavorful Quinoa Cakes by Elky Friedman
  9. Zesty Pasta with Chickpeas by Brynie Greisman
  10. Oatmeal Cherry Muffins by Miriam (Pascal) Cohen
  11. Full ‘n Free Potato Salad by Rorie Weisberg
  12. Wholesome Rice and Fruit Salad by Leah Barzel
  13. Summer Smoothies and Shakes by Rorie Weisberg
  14. Cheesy Perfect Burger by Sara and Yossi Goldstein
  15. Classic Egg Salad by Sina Mizrahi
  16. Healthy Banana Bread by Chaya Piatt
  17. Lentil Pita Pockets by Megha Suchak
  18. Spinach and Potato Croquettes from the Nitra Cookbook
  19. Cauliflower Burgers by Brynie Greisman
  20. Bagel Rolls from the Nitra Cookbook
  21. Brown Rice with Spinach and Parsley by Chavi Feldman
  22. Lemon Fruity Quinoa Salad by Brynie Greisman
  23. Healthy Shake with Whole Sesame Tahini by Might Sesame Co.
  24. Onion and Potato Blintzes by Sina Mizrahi
  25. Salmon Patties by Rorie Weisberg
  26. Fruit-Infused Water by Rorie Weisberg
  27. Spinach, Pepper and Potato Frittata by Chaia Frishman
  28. Moist Bran Muffins from the Dining In Cookbook
  29. Roasted Vegetable and Quinoa Salad by Shiffy Friedman
  30. Chickpea “Tuna” Salad by Sharon Shriqui
  31. Fruity Cake with Crumbly Topping by Temi PhilipBreak-Fast:
  32. Classic Fettuccine Alfredo by Charnie Kohn
  33. Sneaky Mom Vegetable Lasagna by Sarah Lasry
  34. 3-Ingredient Tuna Patties by Rikki Samuels
  35. Watermelon Feta Salad by Esther Deutsch
  36. Sheet-Pan Pesto Frittata by Chavi Feldman
  37. Chunky Vegetable Soup by Rorie Weisberg
  38. Macaroni and Cheese Casserole from the Nitra Cookbook
  39. Cheesy Pretzel Rolls by Faigy Grossman
  40. Whole-Wheat Strawberry Corn Muffins by Miriam (Pascal) Cohen
  41. Savory Potato Blintz Soufflé by Esty Wolbe
  42. Esty’s Favorite Cinnamon Buns by Esty Wolbe
  43. Vegetable-Stuffed Shells with Creamy Cheese Sauce by Chavi Feldman
  44. Hasselback Baguette by Victoria Dwek and Leah Schapira
  45. Chocolate Peanut Butter Crumb Muffins by Miriam (Pascal) Cohen
  46. Tomato-Parmesan Quiche by Marilyn Ayalon
  47. Skillet Lasagna with Mushrooms & Mozzarella by Nina Safar
  48. Caesar Salad with Cheese Toasts by Nechama Norman
  49. Babka Like Never Before by Brynie Greisman
  50. Cheese Blintzes with Cherry Sauce from the Dining In Cookbook
  51. Glazed Citrus Muffins by Miriam (Pascal) Cohen
  52. Roasted Tomato Soup by Naomi Nachman
  53. Mock-o-roni (Cauliflower Mac ‘n Cheese) by Rorie Weisberg
  54. Lower East Side Brunch Tart by Dorie Greenspan
  55. Mini Vegetable-Cheese Egg Rolls by Leah Barzel
  56. Plum Galette by Rivky Kleiman
  57. Mushroom-Feta Stuffed Shells by Chanie Nayman
  58. Best-Ever Blueberry Muffins by Rivky Kleiman
  59. Easy Personal Pizzas by Danielle Renov
  60. Lemon Cookie Summer Fruit Cobbler by Leah Nagel
  61. Bagels by Brynie Greisman
  62. Creamy Stuffed Peppers in Puff Pastry by Marilyn Ayalon
  63. Croissants with Mushroom and Mozzarella Cheese Filling by Temi Philip
  64. Cinnamon Bun Pie by Miriam Pascal
  65. Pizza Bianca by Estee Kafra
  66. Lasagna Spinach Roll-Ups from the Nitra Cookbook
  67. No-Mixer Chocolate Chunk Cookies by Victoria Dwek and Leah Schapira
Originally published August 2019. Updated and improved August 2022.