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35 Vegetarian Passover Recipes for a Memorable, Meat-Free Seder

Passover, the Jewish holiday that spans eight days and kicks off with a fabulous feast known as the Seder, is just around the corner—April 15, 2022, to be precise—which means it’s time to start meal planning. Fortunately, our roundup of the tastiest vegetarian Passover recipes, which features everything from classic potato latkes to thai-inspired soups, will make the job of dining well while keeping kosher considerably easier.

35 Passover Recipes to Put on Your Seder Table This Year


vegetarian passover recipes charoset
Dinner at the Zoo

1. Charoset

  • Time Commitment: 51 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, no cook, gluten free

This sweet spread of honey, apples and cinnamon is a Passover staple that pairs perfectly with meat and matzoh alike.

vegetarian passover recipes frisee radicchio escarole salad
The Mom 100

2. Frisee, Radicchio And Escarole Salad With Citrus Dressing

  • Time Commitment: 25 minutes
  • Why We Love It: no cook, gluten free, one bowl, <30 minutes

Coterie member Katie Workman gives bitter greens a serious upgrade with this swoon-worthy, citrus drenched salad.

vegetarian passover recipes classic potato latkes
Momsdish

3. Classic Potato Latkes

  • Time Commitment: 20 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, gluten free, kid-friendly, crowd pleaser

This Hanukkah favorite makes a delicious addition to the Seder table. That said, to keep it kosher for Passover, you best swap the two tablespoons of flour with an equal amount of matzo meal. (How’s that for a holiday workaround?)

vegetarian passover recipes coconut curried cauliflower soup
The Endless Meal

4. Coconut Curried Cauliflower Soup

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: gluten free, vegan, low sugar

Silky-smooth and spiked with warming spices, this Thai-inspired soup is perfect for anyone who wants to stray from the traditional Jewish menu while still keeping kosher.

vegetarian passover recipes blintzes
Nosh with Micah

5. Vegan Blintzes

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: dairy free, vegan, crowd pleaser

You might think a vegan blintz (i.e., cheese-stuffed crepe) sounds slightly ridiculous, but one taste of these tofu-filled turnovers will have you singing a different tune.

vegetarian passover recipes dairy free instant pot mashed potatoes
Darn Good Veggies

6. Dairy Free Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

  • Time Commitment: 35 minutes
  • Why We Love It: dairy free, gluten free, crowd pleaser, vegan

This simple mash relies on dairy alternatives to ensure everyone at the Seder can fill up with some classic comfort food.

vegetarian passover recipes middle eastern twice basked baby eggplants
Strength and Sunshine

7. Middle Eastern Twice Baked Baby Eggplants

  • Time Commitment: 20 minutes
  • Why We Love It: gluten free, vegan, <30 minutes

Stuffed baby eggplants that are seasoned to perfection and score points for presentation, too.

vegetarian passover recipes dark chocolate macaroons
The Minimalist Baker

8. Vegan Dark Chocolate Macaroons

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, crowd pleaser, kid-friendly, vegan

Prediction: No one at the Seder table will, er, pass over these chewy, chocolatey and flour-free macaroons.

vegetarian passover recipes roasted beets
Foodie Crush

9. Roasted Beets

  • Time Commitment: 55 minutes
  • Why We Love It: vegan, gluten free, <10 ingredients

Attention plant-based eaters: These earthy and meaty beets, courtesy of Coterie member Heidi Larsen, are an ideal substitute for lamb shank on your Seder plate.

vegetarian passover recipes matzo ball soup
Strength and Sunshine

10. Vegan Matzo Ball Soup

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: gluten free, crowd pleaser, kid-friendly

Instant potato flakes take the place of matzo meal in this vegetarian and gluten-free twist on the classic Jewish comfort food.

vegetarian passover recipes cauliflower pomegranate apple salad
Jacqui Melville/Apple

11. Cauliflower, Pomegranate And Apple Salad

  • Time Commitment: 55 minutes
  • Why We Love It: Crowd pleaser, dairy free, gluten free

Cumin- and paprika-coated cauliflower florets mingle with tart pomegranate seeds and slices of Granny Smith, and the end result is a salad that’s anything but snoozy.

vegetarian passover recipes roasted carrots
Erin McDowell

12. Whole Roasted Carrots

  • Time Commitment: 45 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, one pan, vegan, gluten free

This recipe for flavorful, whole roasted carrots saves prep time whilst ensuring no guest has to suffer sad, mushy carrots on their Seder plate.

vegetarian passover recipes mushroom gravy
The Endless Meal

13. Vegan Mushroom Gravy

  • Time Commitment: 25 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, vegan, gluten free, crowd pleaser

Drench your vegan mashed potatoes with this mushroom gravy for a mouthful of umami flavor that’ll make you forget all about meat.

vegetarian passover recipes everything bagel spice hummus
Nosh with Micah

14. Everything Bagel Spice Hummus

  • Time Commitment: 10 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, no cook, crowd pleaser

Jews who are avoiding kitniyot (legumes) will have to take a hard pass on this appetizer, but this quick and flavorful hummus will be an instant hit with those who permit seeds and chickpeas at Passover.

vegetarian passover recipes garlic parmesan cauliflower steaks
Damn Delicious

15. Garlic Parmesan Cauliflower Steaks

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: gluten free, crowd pleaser, <10 ingredients

Garlicky, cheesy slabs of cauliflower baked until crisp-tender and beautifully golden…what’s not to love?

vegetarian passover recipes no bake chocolate hazelnut cheesecake
The Bojon Gourmet

16. No-bake Chocolate Hazelnut Cheesecake

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Why We Love It: gluten free, vegan, no bake, crowd pleaser

Hazelnuts are the secret ingredient that gives this dairy free and oh-so decadent chocolate cheesecake its addictive crunch.

vegetarian passover recipes israeli salad
Wholesome Yum

17. Israeli Salad

  • Time Commitment: 10 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, no cook, vegan

Grab some juicy Roma tomatoes, cucumbers and fresh herbs for a deliciously refreshing Israeli salad that’s a cinch to make and ready to serve in the blink of an eye.

vegetarian passover recipes moroccan style carrot salad
The Mediterranean Dish

18. Moroccan-style Carrot Salad

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: vegan, gluten free, Mediterranean-diet friendly

Balance warm Moroccan spices with the bright flavor of fresh herbs in this eye-catching carrot salad. The end result is a side dish that deserves to be in the spotlight.

vegetarian passover recipes sweet potato sesame date tzimmes
Nosh with Micah

19. Sweet Potato Sesame Date Tzimmes

  • Time Commitment: 2 hours
  • Why We Love It: gluten free, vegan, crowd pleaser

This lighter and decidedly less sweet update on the traditional Passover casserole is like a breath of fresh air.

vegetarian passover recipes kale apple brussels sprouts salad
The Almond Eater

20. Kale, Apple And Brussels Sprouts Salad

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: gluten free, vegan, <30 minutes

Do yourself a favor and make an extra-large quantity of the homemade Dijon dressing for this salad, ‘cause you’re going to want to pour it over everything on your plate.

vegetarian passover recipes simple borscht
Feasting at Home

21. Simple Vegetarian Borscht

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: gluten free, Instant Pot

This foolproof vegetarian borscht is tasty and good for you, to boot. Plus, you can make it dairy free and vegan by simply skipping the sour cream garnish.

vegetarian passover recipes garlicky skillet green beans
Two Peas and Their Pod

22. Garlicky Skillet Green Beans

  • Time Commitment: 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, gluten free

Crisp green beans get an extra kick and boatloads of flavor from red pepper flakes and copious amounts of garlic in this foolproof recipe from Coterie member Monique Volz.

vegetarian passover recipes radicchio salad
The Full Helping

23. Radicchio Salad With Endives, Orange And Walnuts

  • Time Commitment: 10 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, gluten free, vegan, no cook

A two-step recipe that’s ready to serve in ten minutes? Yes, please.

vegetarian passover recipes roasted sweet potatoes
Well Plated by Erin

24. Roasted Sweet Potatoes

  • Time Commitment: 55 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, crowd pleaser

Delightfully seasoned and exceedingly easy to make, these roasted sweet potatoes are a Passover hit that’s sure to become a part of your regular rotation, too.

vegetarian passover recipes matzo brei
The Mom 100

25. Matzo Brei

  • Time Commitment: 10 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, kid-friendly, one pan dairy free

Behold, a comforting combo of leftover matzo and soft scrambled eggs that will have even the pickiest eaters in your family asking for seconds.

vegetarian passover recipes mango coconut quinoa
Two Spoons

26. Mango Coconut Quinoa

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, gluten free, low sugar, high protein, vegan

Coconut milk, hot cayenne pepper and sweet, juicy mango join forces with quinoa and kale to make a creamy side dish with personality to spare.

vegetarian passover recipes roasted cherry tomatoes
The Endless Meal

27. Roasted Cherry Tomatoes With Garlic, Basil And Balsamic Glaze

  • Time Commitment: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, gluten free, vegan

These impossibly sweet, slow-roasted tomatoes taste amazing with absolutely everything. Trust us.

vegetarian passover recipes masala style baked eggs
Feed Me Phoebe

28. Masala-style Baked Eggs In Purgatory

  • Time Commitment: 20 minutes
  • Why We Love It: gluten free, dairy free, <30 minutes

Coterie member Phoebe Lapine’s recipe features baked eggs (with runny yolks, of course) and sweet potato swimming in a tomato-based curry sauce…and suddenly we’re craving breakfast for dinner.

vegetarian passover recipes creamy red potato salad
Feed Me Phoebe

29. Creamy Red Potato Salad With Radishes, Capers And Chives

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: Crowd pleaser, gluten free, kid-friendly

Because every Passover, the no wheat rule leaves a void that only potatoes (and matzo) can fill. (Psst: If you’re worried about kitniyot, just swap the capers for green olives.)

vegetarian passover recipes eggplant parmesan
Strength and Sunshine

30. Easy Vegan Eggplant Parmesan

  • Time Commitment: 45 minutes
  • Why We Love It: gluten free, vegan, dairy free

This vegan version of a Passover favorite can make an appearance even if there’s meat on the Seder table.

vegetarian passover recipes cauliflower quinoa meatballs
The Almond Eater

31. Cauliflower Quinoa Meatballs

  • Time Commitment: 30 minutes
  • Why We Love It: high protein, gluten free, vegan

Swap the breadcrumbs and flour for matzo meal and these delicious, protein-packed quinoa meatballs will get the Passover seal of approval.

vegetarian passover recipes cauliflower fried rice
Detoxinista

32. Cauliflower Fried Rice

  • Time Commitment: 26 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <30 minutes, gluten free, high protein

Although Sephardic Jews permit rice on Passover, this grain is not on the menu for Ashkenazi Jews. Fluffy, filling cauliflower rice, on the other hand, is fair game for everyone.

vegetarian passover recipes chocolate tart
The Bojon Gourmet

33. Vegan Chocolate Tart With Tahini And Caramel

  • Time Commitment: 3 hours 15 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd pleaser, gluten free

Dark chocolate, caramel and coconut whipped cream…need we say more?

vegetarian passover recipes avocado deviled eggs
Detoxinista

34. Avocado Deviled Eggs

  • Time Commitment: 25 minutes
  • Why We Love It: <10 ingredients, <30 minutes, crowd pleaser

Eggs are a Passover staple with symbolic significance (think: rebirth and renewal), which is why these avocado deviled eggs deserve a spot on every Seder plate.

vegetarian passover recipes spinach artichoke dip
Jessica in the Kitchen

35. Vegan Spinach Artichoke Dip

  • Time Commitment: 40 minutes
  • Why We Love It: crowd pleaser, vegan, make-ahead, gluten free

For when folks need a pre-Seder nosh that pairs well with (you guessed it) matzo.