Vegans rejoice! We have 18 Passover recipes for you

During Passover, some plant-based foods are already prohibited, making it difficult to find vegan Passover recipes. During the holidays, most Jewish households avoid chametz, or grains that have come in contact with water for more than 18 minutes. Depending on the ethnocultural group and branch of Judaism one belongs to, there may be other foods avoided during Passover, from rice to sunflower seeds to lentils. (For some, that also means avoiding any packaging that isn’t explicitly labeled “kosher for Passover,” even if it meets dietary requirements.) plant-based staple foods. such as cereals and legumes. When it comes to vegan Passover recipes that meet most religious guidelines, lean heavily on vegetables, quinoa, fruit, matzo, and most nuts. The same rules apply for dessert – just add chocolate (dairy free).

These 18 vegan Passover recipes are chametz-free and should be welcome at any seder (or for any meal of the week). However, some include kitniyot (non-chametz grains and legumes that many Ashenaski Jewish households historically avoid). In recent years, the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, which represents the interests of conservative Jews, has decided that kitniyot are kosher for Passover. If that’s not your style, skip them. You may also see a few packaged baked goods, like 1:1 gluten-free flour and baking powder, that may not be specifically certified kosher for Passover. We therefore recommend that you check with your guests about the specific and additional dietary requirements they follow while on vacation before diving.

For your seder (as well as other dinners and lunches)

1. Vegan Matzo Ball Soup

Matzo balls without eggs are totally possible! These are made with chickpea flour and aquafaba, and float in a rich, golden vegetable broth you won’t believe it’s chicken-free.

2. Creamy, Vegan Italian Root Vegetable Soup

If you skip matzo balls and chicken broth but still crave soup, try this creamy potato, celeriac, and turnip number.

3. Roasted endives with walnut vinaigrette

Endive is often one of the bitter herbs featured on the Passover seder plate, but it makes a deliciously crunchy salad as part of the festive meal.

4. Grilled chicory salad with chili-fennel vinaigrette

Chicory also ticks the “bitter herbs” box on the seder plate – in this recipe, jazz it up with this spicy, fragrant fennel seed dressing.

5. One Jar Kale and Quinoa Pilaf

If you skip the cheese, this kale and quinoa pilaf is a hearty, flavorful meal that just might become a new weekday go-to, even after Passover.

6. Quinoa salad with hazelnuts, apples and dried cranberries

This sweet and crunchy quinoa salad can start as a side on your seder table, but it’s never a bad idea to make extras (lunch tomorrow!).

7. Tzimes

While “tzimmes” translates from Yiddish to “a big story,” the dish is quite simple: carrots and sweet potatoes simmered with dried fruit and warming spices. (Swap the butter in this recipe for olive oil or vegan butter.)

8. Ziggy’s Charoset

Charoset is another traditional seder plate food. In Ashkenazi Jewish households, it is a mixture of apples and nuts.

9. Safta Rachel’s Iraqi Charoset

This Iraqi-style charoset is a super simple mix of date syrup and chopped pecans. It’s especially tasty brushed over savory matzo.

ten. Garlic sautéed asparagus with grilled sesame

Welcome spring with this super simple sautéed asparagus recipe (I advise you to make a double batch, they tend to disappear in my house).

11. French Lentil and Arugula Salad with Cashew Cheese

This simple, springtime lentil salad is topped with cashew cheese – it’s a side (or even main) dish.

For dessert (or for breakfast)

12. Farmacy Kitchen Raw Chocolate Pie

This medjool date and walnut pie is a totally raw treat that will please any chocolate lover at the end of a Passover meal.

13. Raw chocolate avocado tart

If you aren’t already aware of the brilliance of avocado-based chocolate mousse, make this pie. Even easier, skip the crust and pour the filling into mugs and top with toasted chopped nuts.

14. Banana Banana Brownie Cake

This cake can’t decide if it’s a brownie or banana bread, but it is just as welcome after the seder for dessert as the next morning for breakfast.

15. Gluten Free Banana Flapjacks

While I love a salty matzo sheet slathered in almond butter, a stack of these pancakes is a bit more hearty for breakfast.

16. Apricot, date and cashew nut snack balls

Put a few of these dried fruit and nut balls in your bag for any hanger-induced emergency.

17. Vegan Banana Cashew Yogurt

Here, mix creamy cashews with sweet banana in a totally dairy-free meal that looks like yogurt.

18. Granola with olive oil and brown sugar, without the grains

Who said you can’t eat grain-free granola? This recipe leans into nuts and seeds, for a super crunchy and totally satisfying sweet snack.