You are here: Home » Passover » Mediterranean-Inspired Passover Side Dishes Mediterranean-Inspired Passover Side Dishes Holidays,Passover,Recipes http://relish.com/articles/mediterranean-inspired-passover-side-dishes/ by Candace FloydJune 5, 2012 Intense spice-laden dishes add panache to any Passover table. Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint As much as I enjoy Ashkenazi Passover dishes such as matzo farfel, potato kugel and matzo ball soup, I find Mediterranean-inspired Sephardic foods are lighter and more intriguing. Ancient Jewish cultures of Morocco, Tunisia, Spain, Italy and Portugal offer intense spice-laden dishes that add panache to any Passover table. You can create a menu of both traditional and not-so-traditional items. Be adventurous this year, yet serve your family's favorites. Here are some ideas for additions to your traditional menu. —By Chef Steve Petusevsky Share this: Pin ItEmailPrint Moroccan Roast Eggplant Ancient Jewish cultures of Morocco, Tunisia, Spain, Italy and Portugal offer intense spice-laden dishes that add panache to any Passover table. Sunshine South Florida Haroset Not your typical Passover chopped apple recipe, this dish uses bags of premixed sun-dried fruits, including apples, apricots, prunes and mangos. Spice Market Chickpea and Spinach Ragout An intensely spiced side dish for the Passover meal stars chickpeas (garbanzos) and sprinach.