I hear a lot of complaining from people that all they have to eat on Pesach is chicken, meat and potatoes. I get it. Everyone missed their bread and their oats. But you know what, chicken, meat and potatoes are awesome! They are blank canvases that can pair with a huge palette of sauces, dips and salads. (Like how did that canvases, palettes…)
I have a few tricks snd some staple dips that I make in huge batches on the first day of my Pesach cooking. They stay beautifully in the fridge all Pesach long and switch up which ones I serve at each meal!
I’ve said it about a million times by now but I’ll say it again. I LOVE PESACH! It’s the beginning of nice weather here in Israel and that means it’s officially barbecue season! We grill up a variety of different proteins every single night and serve them with all the fridge staple dips!
Before I start giving you a few of my best staple tips and dips heres a few things to keep in mind:
The first thing I always do is sautée up 40 onions. Yup, that’s right 40. Why so many? We go through tons and tons of onions on Pesach. They get smothered on chicken, add to hash browns, mixed into our eggs, turned into dips and layered into our yapsik.
The second thing I do is peel about 20 cloves of garlic. I do three things with the cloves.
This is probably the most food enhancing part of all my Pesach cooking. We like strong flavors around here and the right kind of dips and salatim enhance all food.
Weather I serve chicken, meat, potatoes or eggs everything gets served with a different salad or dip. This way, evenjhough were technically eating the same foods over and over, they’re always paired with different flavors so nothing gets boring.
1-3 Jalapeños (depending how spicy you like it.)
7 Cloves garlic, peeled
1 cup cilantro leaves
1&1/2 cups parsley leaves
Juice of 1/2 a lemon or lime (you know which I prefer)
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
Place jalapeños and garlic in a food processor.
Blend till finely minced.
Add herbs, lemon, salt and pepper.
With food processor running drizzle in oil.
Taste to adjust seasoning.
Pour into an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 10 days!