This year, our list of side dish and salad ingredients has expanded, as leaders in Kashrut supervision have declared that quinoa, the grain-like seed grown in South America, is kosher for Passover when processed with special OU Passover supervision and bearing the OU-P symbol. This is good news to many because quinoa is quick-cooking as well as gluten-free and cholesterol-free. We’ve included a few quinoa recipes in this list of our favorite sides.
The following recipes can be made as sides or appetizers for your Seder, or sides or vegetarian dishes for any night of the week during Passover.
Roasted Asparagus from the Examiner
Spinach Potato Nest Bites from May I Have That Recipe
Honey-Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Gluten-Free From A-Z
Roasted Delicata Squash with Quinoa Salad from Food and Wine
Onions with Sweet Potatoes and Maple Glaze from Kosher Street
Stuffed Potatoes from May I Have That Recipe
Roasted Pear and Parsnip Salad from Dole
Haloumi with Roasted Tomatoes and Asparagus from The Nest
Leeks Vinaigrette from Martha Stewart
Israeli Carrots from Cooking Light
Matzah-Meal Crusted Quinoa Cakes from Jewish Boston
We are so excited that quinoa is now deemed kosher for Passover that we are including two recipes! These quick pan-fried cakes are a nice variation on the traditional quinoa salads and pilafs and a great way to use up leftovers.