Passover starts today, and if you’re like me, you hear the word matzo (matzo/matzah) and you run in the other direction. So I collaborated with Leah, from Leah’s Life, on some new twists on an old standby. These “tartines” are so simple to make, even I could swing it (but instead I basically watched Leah make them and I snacked on the extras). Don’t celebrate Passover? You could easily make these recipes with crackers or toast as well.
First up, cantaloupe with feta cheese and basil. Feta cheese is one of my favorites, so this is something I would totally make at home. Now I just have to actually go to the market and figure out how to pick a fresh melon.
Everyone loves peanut butter and banana. Step it up to the next level and drizzle with a little honey for an afternoon snack for the kids (or maybe breakfast for you!).
I never would have thought about this one: a shredded apple and nut butter tartine. I think it’s that extra step of actually shredding the apple that I couldn’t see myself doing (I can barely see myself slicing an apple these days). Top off with a dash of cinnamon and it’s a sweet treat
How cute are these compartment trays?!? Leah’s are from Muji, but Chinet makes some as well that could be so cute for any variety of snacks!
For you sweets fans, spread some Nutella over top and sprinkle on some of your favorite candy toppings.
This almost makes you forget that there is matzo underneath! Almost…
Avocado toast is so popular these days, throw some slices on your matzo, drizzle with some good quality olive oil and top off with a sprinkle of sea salt!
This one probably takes the most effort, since you have to cook the asparagus, but even then, it’s pretty quick and simple. Cook asparagus. Spread matzo with feta cheese and top with some lemon zest. Add asparagus over top. This would be a great appetizer if you’re hosting a dinner, it looks like you spent a lot of time on these.
My new obsession is the Trader Joes, “everything but the bagel sesame seasoning blend”. Sure you could mix this together on your own, but you know you’re going to be at the Trader anyway, so mind as well save yourself some time and just let them do it for you!
You could spread the matzo with cream cheese and add the spice mix, which includes sesame seeds, sea salt flakes, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion, black sesame seeds and poppy seeds. So many uses for this spice mix, trust me, you’ll thank me later!
Feel like kicking that recipe up a notch? Throw on some smoked salmon. A little goes a long way.
Again, looks great plated – makes your guests think you’re fancy.
For a classic, melt some of your favorite cheese on your matzo and add a dash of your favorite herbs.
I saved the best for last, the banh mi. We made ours with chopped liver, smoked turkey breast, pickled carrots and jalapeño. Feel free to add things like picked daikon or cucumber as well.
What’s your go-to matzo recipe?