plant-based Passover recipes

Passover is just a week away today! This is my absolute favorite of the Jewish holidays. We celebrate big with a lively Seder full of our favorite Passover recipes and a rousing re-telling of the Passover story, complete with costumes and props! My son wearing the Moses beard is priceless!! I’ll have to post on Instagram so you can see.

I spend a lot of time crafting a menu, pulled from my own arsenal of Passover recipes, as well as some of my favorite cookbooks and bloggers. I liken it to Jewish Thanksgiving. There are many dishes that people expect every year (and would revolt if they weren’t on the menu, i.e. matzah ball soup).  I also like to experiment with new recipes, which makes me realize that I should be keeping a running log of my annual Seder menus…note to self (Project!).   

This year, I am hosting the first Seder and my sister-in-law is hosting the second night in Orange County. I usually do most of the cooking on my night and just bring a dish or two for the second. Then, throughout the week, we will have some fun matzah recipes like Matzah Pizza or a Matzah Casserole. Matzah meal makes a great coating with tofu (for faux nuggets). We can’t eat bread or pasta this year so matzah is our bread and “breading” for everything. Thankfully, my kids love it. I’ll go through a dozen boxes in the week. Most of the time, they’ll just slather it with Earth Balance for a snack.

If you’re celebrating Passover this year or just want some yummy Spring-ish recipes, you’ll love this round-up of Passover recipes I’ve put together from the blog. It includes some of my favorite salads and sides, as well as some suggested appetizers and mains for the Seder, and also “the week of no bread,” as my family calls it.

Plant-Based Passover Recipes

Plant-based Passover Recipes


Deviled Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Lemon Hummus and veggies

Edamame Hummus and veggies

Dairy-free Cheese Platter with veggies and nuts

Plant-based Passover Recipes

Main Dishes

Matzah Pizzas

Stuffed Delicata Squash

Artichoke, Asparagus, and Sun-Dried Tomato Fritatta

Tamale Pie

Vegan Piccata (no spaghetti)

Plant-based Passover Recipes

Side Dishes

Green Quinoa

Tempeh “chicken” Salad

Lentil Bruschetta Salad

Sautéed Butternut Squash

Plant-based Passover Recipes


Kale & Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad

Stuffed Avocados

Quinoa Arugula Salad

Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad with Hazelnuts

Kale Salad with Roasted Fennel & Tomatoes

Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad with Pomegranate Dressing

Caprese Chopped Salad

Fennel, Cara Cara Oranges & Hazelnuts Salad

Plant-based Passover Recipes


Pistachio Apple Cake


Click here for more Passover recipes and a sample Passover menu here.

What are you serving for Passover? Please share your recipes in the comments below.