As you prepare for Pesach and want to be sure that cashews are kosher for Passover, consider the guidelines. Unblanched and unroasted nuts, free of additives, are kosher for Passover without additional certification. Glenda’s Farmhouse cashews qualify, and we always provide fresh, high-quality products.
The Passover Celebration
Passover is the remembrance of the rescue of the Jewish people from Egyptian slavery. Observance of this memorial is an essential tradition in the religion, and families will have different customs depending on the extent of their adherence to orthodox traditions.
Of particular importance to the commemoration is food.
Passover, an 8-day celebration, occurs during the month of Nissan according to the Hebrew calendar. Since that calendar differs from the Gregorian one we currently use, Passover occurs on different dates during early spring every year.
A Passover seder is held at home, combining the rituals of the memorial, food, singing, and storytelling. The seder takes place on the first night of Passover most of the time, and the text of the Haggadah prescribes the order of events during the religious dinner.
Important Symbols of the Passover Seder:
- Partitioned Passover Seder plate includes:
- Roasted shank bone, representative of the Pesach sacrifice
- Egg, representative of spring and the circle of life
- Bitter herbs, representative of the bitterness of slavery
- Haroset, representative of the mortar used by the Jews during slavery in Egypt
- Karpas, representative of spring.
- Three pieces of matzah (matzo), representative of the bread taken by the Israelites when they left Egypt
- Saltwater, representative of the Jewish enslaved people’s tear
- Kiddush cup (four cups of wine in these cups mandated during seder)
- One more Kiddush cup for the prophet Elijah
- Another Kiddush cup for Moses’s sister Miriam (optional)
In addition to the prescribed elements of the Passover seder, a meal will also be served. The dishes in this meal can vary, depending on preference and family tradition.
Peanuts, ground-up nuts, and any nuts that are toasted require special kosher certifications to be used for Passover cooking. Order your supply of cashews from Glenda’s Farmhouse and consider the following recipes for your seder.
Prep Time: 10 min; Cook Time: 10 min; Total Time: 20 min.
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2 egg whites
- ¼ cashew butter
- 2 TBSP maple syrup
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ cup chocolate morsels
- ½ cup Glenda’s Farmhouse Unroasted and Unsalted Cashews, chopped
- Preheat the oven to 350°F.
- Prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with parchment paper.
- Mix the coconut, egg whites, cashew butter, syrup, and salt until well combined.
- Add the chocolate morsels and cashews. Stir to combine.
- Drop the dough onto the prepared cookie sheet.
- Bake for about 10 minutes, until the edges turn golden.
Passover Mock Chopped Liver
Prep Time: 15 min; Cook Time: 15 min; Total Time: 30 min
Makes about 12 servings.
- 1 TBSP olive oil
- 1 ½ cups onion, chopped
- 2 cups Baby Bella mushrooms, sliced
- ¾ cups roasted cashews**
- 1 TBSP lemon juice
- Salt and pepper
- On medium-low heat, saute the onions in oil.
- Add the mushrooms and cook until wilted.
- With a food processor, puree the onions, mushrooms, and the rest of the ingredients until smooth.
- Serve immediately with your choice of matzo or raw vegetables, or store in the refrigerator and return to room temperature before meal time.
*Roast the cashews yourself or use raw cashews.
When you prepare for the next Passover, please the crowd with Glenda’s Farmhouse cashews and these recipes, all of which are kosher.