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Red Onion and Parsley ‘Maror’

March 17, 2021
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In lieu of the traditional horseradish for Passover, try this recipe for an onion-parsley relish, from Ayla Algar’s excellent Classical Turkish Cooking. The raw red onion, whose sting is mitigated slightly from marinating in salt, will certainly evoke the tears of slavery.

Featured in: This Passover, Put a Turkish Spin on Your Seder Table

Great for: Passover


  • 1large red onion
  • ¾tsp salt
  • 1cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
Yield: Makes about 1 1/2 cups.


  • Step 1

    Quarter the onion and slice paper-thin.

  • Step 2

    Sprinkle with salt and let stand 10 minutes.

  • Step 3

    Toss with parsley.

  • Note: This recipe can also be used as an accompaniment to grilled meats and fish.