…and they’re the easiest, quickest, and tastiest way to enhance your Shabbos or Yom Tov Table.

Need a new dip? We have a few! And they’re all kosher for Pesach or anytime. 

Eggplant with Techina and Tomatoes

Mock Techina Recipe. Mock Tahini recipe. Perfect for pesach or for all year round. This Mock Techina recipe will enhance your Shabbos or Yom Tov Table.

Eggplant with Techina and Tomatoes
  • 1 eggplant
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp fresh herbs (such as mint, parsley, and cilantro)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Pinch coarse black pepper
  • Techina, for serving
  • ½ tomato, chopped
  • olive oil, for garnish
  1. Roast eggplants over an open flame until eggplants are soft on all sides, about 20 minutes total. (Or prick with a fork, place on a baking sheet and bake at 425-450ºF for 1 hour or until soft). Place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Let cool and peel. Discard peel and excess liquid.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine lemon juice, olive oil, herbs, salt, and pepper. Add eggplant and let marinate at least 10 minutes or up to 3 days.
  3. When ready to serve, preheat oven to 400ºF. Heat eggplant for 3-5 minutes or until warm (this can also be done in a skillet).
  4. Plate eggplant next to techina or techina over it. Garnish with some chopped tomatoes and olive oil.


Mock Techina

Mock Techina
  • Techina:
  • ¼ cup walnut oil
  • ½ cup ground almonds
  • 6-8 garlic cloves
  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 to 2 tsp salt
  • A handful fresh parsley
  • Up to 1 cup cold water
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine oil, almonds, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and parsley. Pulse until very smooth. Slow add in the water, thinning the mixture to desired consistency. You may only need ½ cup of water.


Creamy Avocado Dip

Creamy Avocado Dip
  • Creamy Avocado (aka 4-day Guacamole)
  • This fills a ½ lb container. If you pack it down well and seal it with plastic wrap and cover, you can leave this is the fridge for 3-4 days without it turning brown. Once you open it and air comes in, it will gradually turn brown.
  • 3 ripe avocados
  • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor. Blend well.

Creamy Avocado dip. Dips are all the rage. Make your own creamy avocado dip for Pesach Passover and all year round to enhance you Shabbos or Yom Tov Table

Crushed Tomatoes

Crushed Tomato Dip. Make your own tomato dip to enhance your Passover or Pesach Seder. This crushed tomato dip can be used for Pesach or all year round.

Crushed Tomato Dip
  • ¼ onion
  • 6-7 garlic cloves
  • 4 firm plum tomatoes or 2 large firm tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1-2 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, blend onion and garlic very well. Add tomatoes and blend just until there are no large chunks left but there is still a diced texture to the tomatoes.
  2. Place crushed tomatoes in a bowl and add olive oil and seasoning by hand.
Make a lighter version by using only half the oil and adding a tablespoon of water. It’s delicious either way.


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Originally Appeared in Ohr Naava’s Brooklyn Marketplace Book


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