Vegan Seder and Vegan Passover Recipes
Is this your first vegan Seder? No problem! Here are some tips for a vegan Seder and yummy kosher for Passover meals for the rest of the holiday. Have a happy Passover!
The Seder Plate
The traditional Seder plate contains matzo, a lamb shank, a hard-boiled egg, bitter herbs, parsley and charoset (a mixture of chopped nuts, apples, wine, and honey). You can create a vegan Seder plate by substituting roasted asparagus or a roasted beet for the lamb shank and a small white eggplant for the hard-boiled egg. For the charoset, use agave in place of the honey.
Resources for a Vegan Passover
- JewishVeg.org has vegan meal recipes tips to celebrate every Jewish holiday!
- Jessica Earhardt of Ironbetty Sweets, recommended a great site for a vegan Passover Seder.
- VegNews Magazine has a fantastic Vegan Passover article with the history of the holiday and tips for creating a vegan Seder.
Matzo Brei (A Fried Matzo Scramble)
Chef Chloe Coscarelli, has created a vegan version of this Passover staple. Try her special recipe for Vegan Matzo Brei!
- Pistachio and Cranberry Studded Matzo Brittle: This is guaranteed to be a hit for children and adults!
- Apple Compote: This is a vegan recipe you can eat all year round, but here are some changes to create a Passover version.
Passover Apple Compote: Serves 6
4 large Fuji apples
2 cups apple juice
1 ¼ cup matzo meal
2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
½ cup vegan sugar (add more to taste)
1. Spray small baking dish with Pam. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Peel and core apples. Cut apples into thin slices. Put a layer of apples in the bottom of the baking dish. Sprinkle a small amount of the cinnamon, sugar, and matzo meal over the layer. Continue this process until all the apple slices are in the baking dish. Pour the apple juice and any remaining ingredients over the apples.
3. Bake for 45 minutes or until apples are browned and soft.
4. Serve warm.