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An Easy Traditional Shavuot Menu


We have so many Shavuot menus that we have shared over the years, from Mexican to Italian to Indian to Brunch.   This year I thought we could go back to tradition.  It is tradition to serve dairy on Shavuot, there are several religious reasons we do this, but for me I just prefer dairy and jump at the opportunity to make a gourmet meal that can even be heated and finished just before serving!! Oh, the glories of yuntiff.

If you are a meat lover stay tuned for next week's menu where I will share a Memorial Day Shavuot Menu, get your grills ready for holiday feast.

Now, back to our dairy traditional Shavuot menu.  To be honest I love to make risotto, this Farro Risotto is my fave and homemade pasta lasagna and surround those hearty mains with salads, but I promised you easy and that is I what I am going to give you.

spinach and feta blintzes joyofkohser

To keep things traditional, we have to serve blintzes, but to keep them healthy and delicious I am going to change them up and serve these Spinach and Feta blintzes as the appetizer.  Feel free to use store bought crepe wrappers or to make it even easier use egg roll wrappers!!  Serve on their own or with a cold cucumber soup.

poached salmon

For the main course it is nice to serve a fish, I might prefer pan seared, but this quick and easy Poached Salmon will be great for making ahead and for a large crowd.

kale farro avocado salad

On the side all you need is this Kale Avocado and Farro Salad.  No need for anything else, but if you can't help yourself I suggest some Roasted Cauliflower.


Mini Ricotta Cheesecake

Finally, dessert has to have some cheesecake, keep it small and simple, these Mini Ricotta Cheesecakes are the real deal all you need is a large fruit salad to serve along side.

Let me know what you are serving for one of your Shavuot meals, I hope this menu helped in your planning.