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Unforgettable Easter and Seder Meals

By Elizabeth Leader Smith, April 4, 2012  |  Meet the Blogger  |  More Posts by Elizabeth Leader Smith

I’ve been fortunate enough to attend both Easter meals and Passover Seders where the tables were packed, the wine was plentiful and platters of food seemed endless. Whether the result of a potluck or a creative host, each of these celebrations has included a delicious blend of traditional and innovative seasonal dishes. Next to the company (of course), this variety of dishes and flavors has been one of the most memorable experiences about each meal. To help you create a holiday menu not to be forgotten, we’ve gathered 10 of our favorite recipes.

Pick and choose a few that are most appropriate for your holiday table. Happy holidays.


We couldn’t decide which brisket recipe to feature, so we pulled together all of our favorites. Don’t miss the post here.

Which dishes are you hoping will be memorable this holiday? Are you relying on a tried-and-true menu, or are you trying something new?

Category: Food & Recipes




Ellen Fold says ...
Wish you would have separated Easter and Passover meals. Nothing like opening a "Favorite,earls forassover" and coming face to face with a gorgeous baked ham.
04/04/2012 1:01:42 PM CDT
Cliff N says ...
I agree with Ellen. Also, labels on the fotos could help.
04/04/2012 1:48:23 PM CDT
bernice victor -smith says ...
if one places the mouse on top of the pix, there is no need for labels on phots - names of food will come up on its own
04/04/2012 2:24:35 PM CDT
Monica says ...
After reading the recipes, I may be trying something new.I had never heard of a Charoset but am inclined to make the apple beet Charoset now. I liked the sharing of Easter and Passover recipes together. I found it inclusive, diverse and appealing!
04/04/2012 6:35:35 PM CDT
Sandy says ...
I also think the holidays should have been separated. Sorry, but I do not see anything terribly creative here.
04/05/2012 12:00:00 AM CDT
Susan says ...
Wish you made Easter meals to go. we are seniors who like to eat at home on holidays, without the fatigue a d mess of cooking. Susan Mastio
04/05/2012 11:44:08 AM CDT
Megan says ...
@Susan Some of our stores do offer precooked Easter dinners. Visit http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/shop/ or ask the in-store concierge to see if your store does!
04/05/2012 12:16:59 PM CDT
Andrea says ...
We will be making field roast!!
04/06/2012 12:03:03 AM CDT
Rachel says ...
I think it is obvious which items are for Passover.
04/10/2012 7:47:41 AM CDT
Jim says ...
So, I take it that you are not doing a package for Easter Dinner!
04/03/2015 10:38:21 AM CDT