I’m happy to present a side dish that doesn’t have potatoes and is easy on the waistline. It goes with fish, meat, and poultry, or even on its own.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius). Prepare a large square or round Pyrex dish with high sides. Spray with cooking spray and set aside.
Place onion on bottom of pan in single layer.
Slice zucchini in a food processor. Lay zucchini slices, alternating colors, either in rows (for a square pan) or in concentric, overlapping circles (for a round pan), filling the whole dish. Sprinkle with dried cranberries and raisins.
Mix lemon juice, salt, pepper, sugar, and walnut oil in a small bowl. Drizzle all over the zucchini.
Cover and bake for approximately 40 minutes or until cooked through and soft. You can uncover the dish during the last five to 10 minutes of baking to crisp the edges a bit.
If you don’t use dried cranberries or raisins on Pesach, sub a sweet red apple or two, diced. If you don’t eat unpeeled veggies, peel the zucchini and mix together all ingredients before baking. Different look. Same taste!
Photography: Moishe Wulliger
Food Styling: Renee Muller