Delicious Side Dishes for Passover

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

Roasted asparagus This is a perfect springtime recipe, and so easy with only four ingredients.

Spinach Potato Nest Bites from May I Have That Recipe

spinach potato bites These are sure to impress guests at your Seder as a side dish or appetizer.

Honey-Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Gluten-Free From A-Z

Roasted Brussels Sprouts Here is a variation on the typical brussels sprouts drizzled with olive oil. The honey caramelizes under high heat and gives some sweetness. Yum!

Roasted Delicata Squash with Quinoa Salad from Food and Wine

Stuffed squash This dish makes a great side or vegetarian main course. Quinoa is combined with arugula, apple, raisins and fresh herbs, then spooned into a halved baked squash.

Onions with Sweet Potatoes and Maple Glaze from Kosher Street

Onions with Sweet Potato This dish is presented beautifully in its edible onion “bowl” and is a great complement to any main dish.

Stuffed Potatoes from May I Have That Recipe

Stuffed potatoes This veggie-packed vegan and gluten-free recipe has a delicious Middle Eastern-inspired flavor.

Roasted Pear and Parsnip Salad from Dole

winter pear and parsnip salad The pear, walnuts and pomegranate seeds make this a perfect Passover salad. You can just leave out the cheese if serving with a meat meal.

Haloumi with Roasted Tomatoes and Asparagus from The Nest

Haloumi and asparagus If you are serving dairy this makes a nice and flavorful side dish.

Leeks Vinaigrette from Martha Stewart

Leeks viniagrette Steamed leeks drizzled with a mustard vinaigrette make an easy Passover side dish.

Israeli Carrots from Cooking Light

Israeli carrots The delicious garlic-and-herb vinaigrette contrasts nicely with the sweet carrots in this low-calorie recipe.

Matzah-Meal Crusted Quinoa Cakes from Jewish Boston

quinoa cakes 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.

Eggplant Stacks from Joy of Kosher

Eggplant stacks These are a hearty side dish or layer them with cheese and serve as a vegetarian main course.

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