JEWISH VOICE AND OPINION
Thinking outside the Box for Pesach with Quinoa
by Chef David
March 21, 2021
Too many people associate Pesach with the need for chametz substitutes, which often fall flat and just don’t taste good. For example, why should those of us who do not eat kitniyot use something to emulate pasta or rice? Why bother preparing heavy potato-based, eggy, or matzoh-filled side-dishes, loaded with carbohydrates, when there is an easy, healthier alternative that is good all-year-round and not just the one-week of Pesach? My recommendation is to think out-of-the-box and consider quinoa. A grain-like seed grown in South America, quinoa is not only non-kitniyot and kosher-for-Passover (as well as all-year-round), it is also surprisingly tasty and easy to prepare. It is an alternative source of protein that is also gluten-free and high in fiber, magnesium, vitamins B and E, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and antioxidants. READ MORE
ORTHODOX UNION OU Kosher is pleased to announce that, for the first time, it is recommending quinoa for Passover, when processed with special OU Passover supervision and bearing the OU-P symbol. See the Passover product search for Passover approved brands.