Vegan Matzo Ball Soup with Spring Vegetables

Vegan matzo ball soupThis vegan matzo ball soup recipe is chock-full of spring vegetables, and the perfect prelude to the Passover Seder dinner. But more importantly, it’s vehicle for delicious Vegan Matzo Balls. Photo by Susan Voisin (FatFree Vegan Kitchen), from Vegan Holiday Kitchen. As an alternative to this Ashkenazik-style soup, try Moroccan-Style Vegan Matzo Ball Soup.

Serves: 8 to 10

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil or other healthy vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 medium potato, peeled and finely diced
  • 2 medium carrots, finely diced
  • 2 medium celery stalks, finely diced
  • Handful of celery leaves
  • 2 cups finely chopped cauliflower
  • 32-ounce carton vegetable broth, preferably low-sodium
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2 to 3 tablespoon minced fresh dill, or to taste
  • Vegan Matzo Balls

Heat the oil in a large soup pot. Add the onion and and sauté over medium heat until golden.

Add the potato, carrots, celery, and celery leaves, cauliflower, vegetable broth, and 2 cups water. Bring to a slow boil, then lower the heat and simmer gently, covered, for 15 minutes, or until the vegetables tender but not overcooked.

Season with salt and pepper and remove from the heat. Allow the soup to stand off the heat for two hours or longer  to develop flavor.

Just before serving, add the dill and heat the soup through. Add more water if the vegetables seem crowded, then adjust the seasonings. Serve with Vegan Matzo Balls

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7 Responses to “Vegan Matzo Ball Soup with Spring Vegetables”

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  2. Querino de-Freitas says:

    I love matzo balls. I make mine very simply, without any fuss…I always add about a tbsp of fresh ground almonds, try it, its taste good already…….querino

  3. Querino de-Freitas says:

    SORRY ABOUT THE MISTAKE IN SPELLING…..ITS SUPPOSED TO BE GROUND ALMONDS

  4. Nava says:

    I figured you meant almonds … that’s a really good idea. Ground almonds would add protein, texture, and a nice flavor to matzo balls. I’ll try it next time I make them!

  5. […] most favorite vegan Matzo Ball Soup has to be Nava’s at Veg Kitchen.  I’ve been making that one for every holiday for the past year and it’s even been […]

  6. BB says:

    Thank you for this great recipe. I made it tonight for our family Passover Seder and it was a huge hit. I made the Matzo Balls too. They didn’t look exactly right and the texture was a bit off, but they were tasty and worked fine. I used regular Matzo Meal with your recipe as the Matzo Ball boxed mix was far too salty. I also made the Quinoa Pilaf, it too was lovely.

    Love your recipes. Thank you!

  7. Nava says:

    HI BB – Glad you liked it. Unfortunately, there’s really little hope for making the kind of big, fluffy matzo balls we grew up with, as those depended on egg for their puffy texture. I’m glad you liked the flavor, and the quinoa pilaf as well, and hope you had a good holiday!

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