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Vegan Matzo Ball Soup Recipe

  • Author: Jean-Christian Jury
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 day, 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Food Processor, Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Jewish
  • Diet: Vegan


This vegan matzo ball soup recipe from Vegan: The Cookbook isn’t just for Passover! Enjoy this delicious soup any time of year.



For the matzo balls

  • 1 lb 2 oz (500 g) of silken tofu
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 9 oz (250 g) of matzo meal
  • 2 tablespoons of nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of celery seeds
  • salt and freshly ground pepper

For the soup

  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped dill
  • 6 ¼ cups (1.5 liters/50 fl oz) of vegetable stock (broth)
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley, to garnish


  1. To make the matzo ball dough using a food processor or high-speed blender, blend the tofu and olive oil. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and stir in the matzo meal, nutritional yeast, baking powder, onion powder, garlic powder, and celery seeds. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper and stir well. Put the dough into an airtight container and refrigerate overnight.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the onion, carrots, and celery and sauté for 5–6 minutes, until the onion is soft. Add the dill and stock, bring to a boil, then immediately reduce the heat to low and maintain a simmer.
  3. Using your hands or a soup spoon, shape the dough into 2-inch (5 cm) balls. Carefully drop the dumplings into the soup, trying not to break them. Cover the pot and cook the soup at a low simmer for 40 minutes. Remove the pot from the heat, season the soup to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and stir in the lemon juice. Garnish with the parsley and serve immediately.

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