Crunchy Roasted Zucchini is marinated in an incredible mix of flavors and roasted with a crispy crunchy mixture that’s delicious and also kosher for passover!
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It seems like every time we are heading into a holiday, people are looking for one thing more than any other: good side dishes. It makes sense. Side dishes are…well, a side thing. They don’t usually take center stage at a meal. But that totally doesn’t mean that you can’t make amazing, tasty sides that everyone will love to compliment your mains and complete your meal.
These Crunchy Roasted Zucchini for passover are such a fantastic side dish. No jokes. The zucchini get marinated in an incredibly tasty mixture of balsamic and tomato, then topped with sticky, crispy, and completely gluten free crumb mixture. When roasted together, it yields such perfect results – I’m pretty confident you’ll be enjoying these zucchini well beyond Passover!
As a kid, I remember side dishes being very simple. They were delicious, but simple and repetitive. But why eat the same thing every day for eight days when there’s an explosion of high quality and delicious products that are kosher for pesach?
Today, I’m really excited to partner with Lieber’s Foods, one of the main reasons that pesach cooking has jumped in leaps and bounds in recent years. Every year, they release new and exciting products that enable passover food to get better, more creative, over and over again.
Take this year for example – they’ve released gluten free crispy fried onions – a favorite of mine during the year, now available for pesach. I didn’t put them into this recipe, but it’s a great idea to jazz up the crumb coating by adding some.
This year, Lieber’s has also released a line of high quality kosher-for-pesach vinegars. I used the balsamic in this recipe, but they also have a really great white wine vinegar. Their tomato paste in a tube (a year round staple in my home) is another key component of this recipe. Because nobody wants to open an entire can of tomato paste for two tablespoons, am I right?
I’ve also used their avocado oil, which is so needed for pesach when canola oil (my go-to neutral flavored oil during the year) isn’t allowed. It comes in both a bottle and a spray – for any application you need! And the panko crumbs, which give these zucchini the perfect crunch that nobody would believe it’s gluten free.
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Have questions about the recipe? Scroll down past the recipe for FAQ which will help with any questions you have!
- 3 medium zucchinis, sliced into ¼-1/2 inch rounds
- 6 tablespoons Lieber's Foods Avocado Oil (olive oil works as well)
- 2 Tablespoons Lieber's Foods Organic Balsamic Vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons Lieber's Foods Tomato Paste (from a tube)
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1½ cups Lieber's Foods Gluten Free Panko Crumbs (I used unseasoned)
- Lieber's Foods Avocado Oil Spray, for topping
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine avocado oil, balsamic vinegar, tomato paste, garlic, salt and pepper. Whisk to combine.
- Add zucchini slices and toss until all slices are well coated. Place zucchini in a single layer on prepared baking panss; do not toss the leftover marinade.
- Place panko crumbs into bowl with remaining marinade. Mix well until the crumbs have a texture like slightly damp sand. Place a generous amount of crumb mixture on top of each zucchini slice. Spray the tops well with avocado oil spray.
- Bake for about 45 minutes, until zucchini is cooked through and crumbs are crispy.
FAQ about Crunchy Roasted Zucchini for Passover
Can I omit the crumbs on top?
Yes, you can. The results will be more like standard grilled or roasted vegetables, instead of crispy, but they’ll still be delicious.
Can I use garlic powder or frozen garlic instead of fresh?
You can, but the flavor won’t be quite the same. Use 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 1-2 frozen cubes in place of fresh garlic.
Can I make this during the year? What changes should I make?
You absolutely can, and it will be delicious. Simply use standard panko crumbs instead of the lieber’s gluten free crumbs.
Can I use a different marinade?
You definitely can! Try Lieber’s olive oil mixed with your choice of herbs or spices.
Can this be frozen?
I do not recommend it.
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