Shavuot Recipes

By InterfaithFamily


It is customary to eat a dairy meal at least once during Shavuot. One reason is that it is a reminder of the promise that Israel would be a land flowing with “milk and honey.” Another reason might be because the Israelites abstained from eating meat as part of their purification before receiving the Torah. No one really knows how this tradition started, but it is a good excuse to indulge in dairy delicacies!

Japanese-Style Baked Cheesecake with Fresh Berries

Four Cream Cheese Schmears for Shavuot

Semolina Cara Cara Orange Cake

Pomegranate Ice Cream

Key Lime Bars

Ice cream

Goat Cheese and Grape Salad


Lemon Tofu “Cheese”cake

Bulgar Wheat Salad (Tabbouleh)

Leafy Lettuce and Fruit

Custard Peach Pie

Hungarian Green Bean Soup

Sephardi Stuffed Artichokes

Iraqi Noodle Omelets

Ashkenazi Baked Rice Pudding

Vegan and Non-Dairy Desserts


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