Adar is the month of increasing in simcha, happiness, and Purim, the main event of the month, brings that happiness to an all time high. The Purim Seudah, holiday meal, is a highlight for many because the mitzvah to eat and drink in abundance brings the holiday induced happiness to new highs. Whether you're having a large or small crowd, the menus below have plenty of options to suit all crowds.
The other day there was an article we posted titled "Queen Esther Could Have Been Plant-Based, Right?" which got me thinking about vegetarian seudah ideas.
This menu captures the elegance of the holiday without resorting to meat as the wow-factor.
Follow it up with yummy, filling salads such as the Winter Quinoa Salad
And spread the table with Colorful Tahini
If it's cold where you live, serve this Creamy Carrot Bisque
Along with Pressure-Cooker Wild Mushroom Risotto
Treat yourself and your guests to a dessert of 4 different Homemade Truffles
Persian Inspired Feast
Purim falls on a Thursday this year, the good news is, if you have any leftovers you can repurpose them for shabbas. The bad news is this menu is so good you likely won't have any leftovers.
Za'atar and Olive Challah is a festive change from the usual.
Serve your bread with Roasted Eggplant Carpaccio and Exotic Tomato Salad
Add these Spicy Chorizo Potato Bourekas for a nice touch of something visitors can grab and go.
Family Friendly Formal
This menu could please just about anyone but it still is refined with modern elegant takes on classic dishes. Start with the famous Jamie Geller Challah Recipe
Make it pull apart and let everyone choose their favorite topping, no fighting on this joyous day.
I love how elegant this fish appetizer feels.
Serve a Fresh Fig, Carrot, Fennel and Kale Salad on the side
For the next course, enjoy the Creamy Spinach and Potato Soup
For the main try the Brisket in a Pot with Garlic
For dessert treat yourself to a warm slice of Pear Cake with a heaping scoop of pareve ice cream