7 Incredible Recipes for a Dairy-Free Passover

Mar 29, 2019

On the day-to-day, avoiding dairy (and other animal products) is relatively simple thanks to the plethora of quality alternatives. However, when these foods are a part of your culture, heritage, or religion, they can be harder to give up, especially during seminal holidays. Passover is one such occasion that can present challenges, but with a little research and planning, you can participate in the celebration without compromising your dietary values. Whether you identify as Ashkenazi or Sephardic, here are seven dairy-free recipes perfect for Passover.

1. Matzah Ball Soup

Here’s a recipe for the most conservative members of your Passover celebration. Unlike many others, this plant-based matzah ball soup does not contain any legumes, beans, or soy, but it is still hearty enough to serve as a meal or a substantial first course. Tip: make a double batch of the recipe for a go-to meal for all eight days of Passover (just store the matzah balls separately).

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2. Matzah Lasagna

Nothing feeds a crowd like a lasagna! This hefty noodle-free casserole is a clever play on the Italian American classic, but far more nutrient-dense. It’s brimming with a medley of fiber-rich veggies layered between crispy sheets of matzah and a creamy homemade cashew cauliflower dairy-free ricotta. Bring this to a family gathering and you won’t have to worry about leftovers; the dish will be scraped clean!

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3. Creamy Cauliflower Horseradish Soup cauliflower soup

Use the traditional Seder foods to inspire your meals. This cauliflower horseradish soup is light and creamy, but definitely has a kick! Blend in fresh horseradish or find a nondairy sauce here. Top with savory caramelized onions for an additional flavor bomb.

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4. Quinoa-Stuffed Zucchini Boats
zucchini boats

Where do you get your protein? Quinoa. This seed has 8 grams of protein per cooked cup, and it has become a staple amongst those who adhere to plant-based Passovers. These healthy zucchini boats are a delicious and nutritious way to feed a crowd (or just a few hungry athletes).

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5. Roasted Beets

Keep it simple with a side dish of perfectly roasted whole beets. This humble root vegetable can be elevated when served atop a schmear of nondairy gourmet cashew cheese, such as Kite Hill, Jule’s Truffle Cashew Brie, or Treeline Cheese (which is a certified kosher brand). 

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6. Charoset

Perfect for an appetizer, light dessert, or snack, this raw dairy-free charoset is both flavorful and refreshing. Just be sure to prep it a few hours ahead of serving—it gets better as it sits.

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7. Golden Milk Cashew Cheesecake Bites

No celebration is complete without dessert! This dairy-free cheesecake packs an anti-inflammatory punch thanks to the addition of turmeric. This healing spice also adds a pretty hue to this otherwise plain-looking treat. Bonus: these decadent parfaits are naturally sweetened with whole food ingredients. We’ll have two!

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