I can’t believe how Rosh Hashana (Jewish new year) snuck up on me this year. We are already only a few days out, and I’m stuck in quarantine, trying to throw my meal plan together.
As per usual I’m stalking the internet for the best vegan Rosh Hashana recipes, so I thought I’d help all my fellow Jews/Jewesses out and compile all the most delicious ones here.
I tend to go for a mix of classic dishes and incorporating new flavors into my meal and the millions of side dishes needed to assemble all the simanim. But there are plenty of options below to suit different diets and personal tastes.
Oh, and for the record, the honey referenced in the bible actually refers to date honey, so grab some silan and don’t let anyone make you feel left out.
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Vegan Rosh Hashana Recipes
Simanim (Symbolic Foods)
Below are salads and sides incorporating pomegranate, apples, beets, squash, carrots, dates, and more delicious symbolic foods.
This colorful coleslaw is filled with bright healthy flavors and colors, coming together to form a vibrant, delicious dish. Pomegranate coleslaw is perfect for meal prepping, or for big family holiday style meals with it's fall/winter flavors and hardy ingredients that stay crisp in the fridge.
It's also packed with simanim, with carrots, apples, pomegranate and beets in the slaw!
This delicious vegan spinach salad recipe uses baby spinach, cranberries, slivered almonds, and tofu for a fun new take on a classic spinach salad. Combined with our salad dressing which is sweetened with date syrup, it's a great way to bring date honey flavors to your table.
This healthy Waldorf salad is a vegan take on the classic Waldorf salad. Deliciously creamy apple cider vinegar dressing on top of this apple filled salad makes a perfect dish for your Rosh Hashana table.
This Vegan Instant Pot Black Eyed Peas Curry Recipe, is an easy and delicious preparation with readily available ingredients. Blacked eyed peas pressure cooked with onions, tomatoes and spices. Garnished with cilantro and lemon juice this curry can be enjoyed as a soup or pair it with rice.
These vegan sausage rolls are delicously flaky with a rich, savoury filling on the inside. The vegan sausage meat is less faux meat and more a delicous combination of whole foods, including puy lentils, mushrooms, fresh herbs and miso paste. They are the perfect brunch, snack or sharing food at a gathering. Enjoy with vegan mustard and ketchup.
This creamy Vegan Spinach Noodle Kugel is a fantastic dish for any holiday meal and it takes just 35 minutes to throw together. Protein-packed and much lighter than normal kugel, this healthy dish is delicious and perfect for the entire family.
I followed this recipe for seitan brisket for my main dish last year, and it turned out amazing so I had to include it in this roundup! I recommend preparing them ahead of time until right before they are seared in bbq sauce and then doing that last step right before the meal.
No Rosh Hashana meal is complete without some delicious desserts to finish the meal off!
Get your vegan babka on with this delicious, fluffy, chocolatey sweet vegan chocolate babka recipe or our vegan cinnamon babka recipe. Either filling option makes for an absolutely amazing dessert for special occasions and holidays.
This Dairy-Free, Egg-Free and Vegan Sticky Date Puddings Recipe is an all time favourite. The combination of the sticky, moist date puddings with the sweet and decadent dairy-free caramel sauce is just to die for!
Moist and delicious, this Vegan Apple Cake tastes like fall and is just as easy to make as box cake mix. A healthier version of what Bubbe used to make, this cake is sweet, soft, and a tiny bit crunchy when you get a little pop of baked apple!