Passover—the one evening a year Jews get to bust out the Haggadah and Seder-specific plates for a three-hour meal that traditionally requires all participants drink four glasses of kosher wine. Whether you’re the host, a guest, or the guest of a guest, veganizing your seder meal is surprisingly easy thanks to rabbi-approved swaps—roasted beets can be used in place of lamb shanks, and a small boiled potato or avocado is a convincing stand-in for a hard-boiled egg. But to really wow your omnivorous family, in-laws, and friends, try your hand at veganizing kosher, leaven-free classics like gefilte fish, and matzo ball soup—or make lasagna out of matzah. Happy Passover!
1. Vegan Gefilte “Fish”
Chances are your bubbe ate the real thing back in the day. Honor her and the animals by serving this chickpea and mirepoix version from The V Word on a bed of red cabbage.
2. Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
Any leftover parsley from your Seder meal can be put to good use in Julie Hasson’s herbaceous, plant-forward recipe for Mediterranean Stuffed Cabbage Rolls.
3. Roasted Horseradish Cauliflower
Is there anything Follow Your Heart can’t do? We’ll try to come up with something while we nosh on their easy-to-make, colossal Roasted Horseradish Cauliflower.
Matzah Ball Nightmare!!!😱😱😱I accidentally bought gluten free matzah to make my matzah balls, resulting into a pot of mush this morning. This is my second attempt with yummy results, but I need a nap 😴 . I’ve used this recipe for the veggie broth and matzah balls for almost every holiday, and it never disappoints! Recipe from Vegan with a Vengeance @isachandra
4. Matzo Ball Soup
This traditional dish has been passed down through the generations and is a staple at family Passover meals, but this easily veganized version by Isa Chandra Moskowitz is sure to be the new family favorite, starting a new tradition of cruelty-free eating.
5. Vegan Potato Kugel
This healthier twist on the classic egg noodle dish is not only lighter fare, but also equally delicious. Spiralized potatoes take the place of the noodles in this recipe—centering vegetables as the foundation of this dish.
6. Vegan Matzah with Cashew Cream Cheese
Guests who are especially lazy and don’t want to risk ruining bubbe’s best dish can slap some cashew cream cheese on some matzah and top with dill for a snack that will satisfy guests feeling peckish after that fourth glass.
7. Vegan Charoset
Sticky sweet dates and meaty walnuts rolled in coconut make up these gooey dessert rolls. Easy to assemble and impossible to stop eating, all of your guests will quickly fall in love with these simple desserts.
VEGAN SAVORY MATZAH BREI & if I eat one more piece of matzah I’m gonna turn into a cardboard box but Happy Passover! 💚🌿 Recipe below… #vegan #greensandfries #plantbased #passover 💚🌿 Ingredients: 3 Trader Joe’s Frozen HASHBROWN patties 1 cup sautéed mushrooms 1 tomato chopped 2 whole wheat matzah broken into pieces 1/2 cup veggie broth 1 handful fresh spinach Salt & Pepper Smoked Paprika Garlic Powder Cumin Shredded @fieldroast Vegan Chao Cheese (optional) Directions: 1. Add potatoes, mushrooms, & tomato to a pan and sauté on medium high until potatoes are crispy. 2. Add Matzah Pieces & veggie broth and mix well 3. Cover and cook on medium low for 5 minutes. 4. Add spinach and cover again 5. Add seasonings and vegan cheese and cover again. 6. Eat before hubby comes home because this is so good you’ll need 2 servings all to yourself! 🙈❤️
8. Vegan Savory Matzah Brei
Traditionally made with matzah and eggs, this plant-based version swaps in potatoes, vegan cheese, mushrooms, spinach, and tomato for an even more satisfying version of its traditional counterpart.
9. Vegan Matzah Lasagna
Italian Jews (look it up), rejoice! You can make your bubbe and your nonna proud with this vegan, kosher, and unleavened take on the Italian classic featuring textured vegetable protein bolognese, tofu ricotta, and of course, matzah.
Photo credit: Joy of Kosher
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