The week-long Jewish holiday of Passover celebrates freedom, commemorating the Israelite’s Exodus from Egypt and their break from slavery. The first evening of this festival involves the ritual of the seder, a traditional dinner that is eaten while retelling the story of the Exodus. However, many of the symbolic dishes eaten during the seder are far from vegan-friendly. We’ve compiled a list of nine plant-based recipes to help you celebrate Passover without sacrificing your traditions or your vegan diet.

9 Vegan Recipes for Passover

1. Matzo Ball Soup


Passover may prohibit bread, but at least there’s matzo! Make this comforting vegetable soup with matzo ball dumplings, and you won’t miss the bread.

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2. Vegan Jackfruit Brisket


It’s all about the seasoning. Jackfruit perfectly imitates the juicy, pull-apart texture of beef-based brisket, and the flavorful marinade makes this dish one show-stopping entree.

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3. Matzo Brei


This savory brei recipe replaces fried eggs with silken tofu, but you won’t taste the difference. Serve it as a side dish to complete any Passover feast.

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4. Potato Kugel


Who says muffin tins are only for muffins and cupcakes? These appetizer kugel cups give you another use for this bakeware staple, making these mini kugels perfect for sharing.

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5. Tzimmes


This roasted root vegetable and dried fruit stew offers another delicious way to prepare sweet potatoes. You’ll be scooping up seconds for sure.

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6. Chocolate Matzo Brittle

Chocolate Matzah

Matzo isn’t just for savory dishes; it’s great smothered in chocolate as well! You’ll want to whip up this easy brittle recipe year-round.

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7. Charoset


This traditional mixture of apples, nuts, and red wine is a staple on every Seder plate, and it’s naturally vegan! The charoset is typically served as a relish, but you may just want to eat it by the spoonful.

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8. Macaroons


For a sweet end to your Passover celebration, get in the kitchen with your friends and family to make a big batch of these chocolate-dipped coconut treats. Tip: they freeze well.

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9. Vegan Wine


A traditional Seder dinner involves drinking four glasses of wine throughout the evening. Make sure your wine is vegan; some companies use animal-based fining agents to clarify their products. We suggest Proudly Vegan or Vegan Wines. Have a favorite already? Run it through Barnivore to ensure your Seder beverage is vegan-friendly.