Recipe of the Week: Matzoh Pizza
Chag Sameach and Happy Passover, Easter and Ramadan for those who celebrate! In a bit of a departure from my usual content, I’ve decided to put off the next international recipe for a Passover classic that I’ve enjoyed for years: Matzoh Pizza.
For those who don’t know, matzoh (or matzah) is an unleavened flatbread typically eaten during the Jewish holiday of Pesach/Passover. The matzah is meant to remind us of the bread our ancestors ate when they fled from Egypt. In commemoration of this, Jews don’t eat chametz (leavened foods) during the week of Passover.
I’m not going to insult your intelligence by showing you process pictures or typing out a recipe because this is basically a giant Lunchable, but for those interested, we went with fresh mozzarella and spinach. Feel free to use whatever cheeses, vegetables and sauces you like.
Matzah is an interesting inclusion in a healthy diet in the sense that it’s a carbohydrate option that takes up a decent amount of volume without being too calorically dense (1 piece of matzah is a little less calories than two pieces of bread with a negligible amount of Fat.) It’s pretty versatile, so you can have it with a variety of options. But it’s also terrible- basically a big, dry cracker. Happy Passover!