37 Vegetarian Recipes for the High Holidays

Holidays are all about the brisket and chicken soup, right? Well, the Jewish holidays can also be about healthful salads, cabbage strudel, luscious soups packed with veggies and even pomegranate topped cheesecake and sour cream apple coffee cake.

We know the holidays can be hard for our friends who have special diets for whatever the reason. So if you are a vegetarian, or having vegetarians at your holiday meals this year, this round-up of colorful and delicious recipes is for you.

Appetizers, Salads & Soups

Mascarpone Stuffed Dates with Sea Salt

Apple, Honey and Goat Cheese Crostini from What Jew Wanna Eat

Vegetarian Chopped Liver

Vegan Herbed Feta

Goat Cheese, Pear and Candied Pecan Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing from Two Healthy Kitchens

Autumn Arugula Salad with Caramelized Squash and Pomegranate Ginger Vinaigrette from How Sweet It Is

Chopped Kale and Apple Salad with Roasted Beets

The Best Vegetarian Matzah Ball Soup

Power Greens Matzah Ball Soup

Red and Yellow Beet Soup with Fried Beet Greens from The Little Ferraro Kitchen

White Bean Soup with Zhug

Vegetarian Yemenite Soup

Vegetarian Russian Cabbage Soup

Vegan Curry Butternut Squash Soup from Food Faith Fitness

Roasted Carrot and Ginger Soup from Tales of an Overtime Cook

Sweet and Spicy Sweet Potato Soup


Main Dishes

Whole Roasted Cauliflower Tomato Salsa and Tahini

Harissa Spiced Cauliflower Steaks from Evergreen Kitchen

Cabbage and Potato Strudel from The Weiser Kitchen

Mom’s Tzimmes from Cupcake Project

Sephardic Jeweled Rice

Roasted Acorn Squash with Pomegranate and Goat Cheese from The Floating Kitchen

Pumpkin Cranberry Maple Kugel from Farm Fresh Feasts

Georgian-Style Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe

Israeli Couscous Stuffed Acorn Squash

Roasted Green Beans with Balsamic Browned Butter from Two Healthy Kitchens

Vegetarian Brisket That Tastes Like Meat

Herb Couscous Stuffed Eggplant with Tahini from Every Last Bite

Mushroom, Onion and Challah Stuffed Acorn Squash

Roasted Beet and Leek Risotto

Potato Kugel Gratin from Martha Stewart

Vegetarian Mushroom Moussaka

Vegetarian Stuffed Cabbage

Deconstructed Baba Ghanoush with Beets and Za’atar from The Little Ferraro Kitchen

Photo credit Linda Pugliese


Pomegranate Cheesecake from The Little Ferraro Kitchen

Apple & Honey Challah Bread Pudding

Almond Honey Cake with Roasted Figs and Mascarpone Frosting from Eats Well with Others

Vegan Coconut Rice Pudding from May I Have That Recipe

vegan coconut rice pudding

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