Vegetable and Cheese Matzo Sandwich – delicious & nutritious

Photo by Alyssa Schwartz

Photo by Alyssa Schwartz

If you’re celebrating Passover next week, there may be many meat-centric meal ahead of you. Even for vegetarians, this holiday can present challenges in terms of lighter fare. Somehow the recipes all seem to prepare us to go out into the desert for a very long time without food.

Here’s a quick light lunch (or breakfast)  solution, created by my daughter Alyssa Schwartz. It’s a guideline so use your judgement of how much of the vegetables you want to include. As the amounts are variable, I have not included a nutritional analysis.

Vegetable and Cheese Matzo Sandwich

1 whole grain matzo (or gluten-free, if desired)
2 ounces light cheddar, shredded
1 tbsp light mayonnaise
Thinly sliced cucumber
Shaved sweet onion
Thinly sliced avocado
Cilantro sprigs
Wedge lemon
Salt and freshly ground pepper

Place cheddar evenly over matzo. Place in microwave to melt cheddar (don’t overdo). Split matzo down the centre to make a hinge (to fold over sandwich).

Spread mayonnaise over the cheese; top with arugula, cucumber, onion, avocado and cilantro . Squeeze lemon over top and season with salt and pepper.

Fold in half and enjoy!

Chag sameach! If you’re celebrating Eater, have a happy one!


Do you have any quick Passover meal ideas to share?

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Author:Rosie Schwartz

Rosie Schwartz is a Toronto-based consulting dietitian and writer.

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