Victoria Says: I had fun making these because onions are among the easiest vegetables to stuff. They’re also freezer-friendly, so you can prepare this pretty side dish in advance and rewarm before the meal. The ground almonds in the recipe don’t only do a great job of binding the stuffing together – they also taste way better than bread crumbs. The end result is a dainty and flavorful little bite. For a prettier presentation, be sure to select round onions.
Author: Leah Schapira & Victoria Dwek, Passover Made Easy
Serves: 24 stuffed onions
- 8 small onions
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 large onion, finely diced
- 1 sweet potato, peeled and finely diced
- 1 zucchini, finely diced
- 1 small eggplant, peeled and finely diced
- pinch coarse black pepper
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1-2 tsp salt
- 1 cup ground almonds
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Cutting off as little as possible, remove the two ends of each onion; peel onions. Make a slit through one side of each onion to the center, so that each ring is sliced halfway through.
- In a large saucepan, bring water to boil. Add onions and boil 15 minutes. Strain and let cool. At this point, it should be easy to peel apart each onion layer. Separate onion layers.
- Prepare the stuffing: Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and sweet potato; sauté, stirring occasionally, for 12 minutes. Add zucchini and eggplant. Cover, lower heat, and cook, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are soft and cooked through, about 20-30 minutes. Stir in seasoning and almonds. Remove from heat.
- Place a spoonful of stuffing into each onion layer. Roll up and seal each layer (Onions can be frozen at this point.)
- Place stuffed onions into a baking pan just large enough to hold them. Sprinkle with oil. Cover and bake 20 minutes. Uncover and bake additional 10 minutes.
- note: you can use red onions or a combination of red and white to give this dish a different look.