Blogger Molly Yeh Shows You How to Throw A Modern Passover

The Minnesota food blogger behind My Name is Yeh shows us how she celebrates the Jewish holiday in modern Midwestern style.

Since moving to a farm on the North Dakota–Minnesota border four years ago, my Passover celebrations have been much different from the ones I grew up with in the Chicago suburbs. And this year, I’m hoping to make Passover my most Midwestern one yet. We’re having our brisket in a hotdish, a type of casserole that represents everything I love about this region. It’s cozy and hearty—and topped with Tater Tots! 

molly yeh preparing hotdish

I’ve paired it with a brightly colored tabbouleh, to signal that warmer weather is coming, and chocolate macaroons glazed with one of my all-time favorite ingredients: tahini. Because the holiday often falls smack in the middle of sugar beet–planting season, my farmer husband and I might just end up enjoying our leftover brisket folded up in tortillas and eaten in the cab of a tractor. I would definitely recommend this—tractor optional! 

Molly Yeh's Passover Menu

Passover Brisket Hotdish

passover brisket hotdish

An organized pattern of potato tots maximizes the golden, crunchy surface area—and looks pretty, too!

Try Molly's Passover Brisket Hotdish

Cauliflower Tabbouleh

cauliflower tabbouleh

The early 2010s, when everyone became gluten-free, was a revolutionary time for the Passover menu. It gave us new macaroon recipes, zucchini noodles, and fresh uses for cauliflower, like this light cauliflower-rice salad.

Try Molly's Cauliflower Tabbouleh

Chocolate Macaroons with Tahini Glaze

chocolate macaroons with tahini glaze

Tahini glaze adds a creamy nuttiness that pairs delightfully with the very cocoa-y, not-too-sweet macaroons. And don't forget the sprinkles!

Try Molly's Chocolate Macaroons with Tahini Glaze

molly yeh eating hotdish

See more from Molly on her blog, My Name is Yeh.

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