Ah, Shavuot. That special time of year when the sun is shining, the long Memorial Day weekend just passed, thoughtful study and fellowship is in full bloom and tables are bountiful with cheese blintzes, cheesecakes, cheese kugels, cheese pizzas…Shavu-OH NO! I can’t eat cheese! My stomach will go haywire. My vegan diet will jump right out the window. What do I do?! Tradition tells me I have to eat dairy on Shavuot because it’s the holiday celebrating the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai, and the Torah is sweet like milk. I can’t go against tradition! [Cue Fiddler on the Roof’s “Tradition” getting stuck in your head for the next 24 to 48 hours.]
Attention all lactose intolerant, almond-milk lovers, vegans and unintentional vegans who made the meshugene decision to marry an animal rights activist and keep a “vegan home” (yes, that’s me): fret no more. Your unintentional vegan blogger is here to provide you with a list of Shavuot friendly dishes so mouthwateringly delicious you’ll make your dairy-eating friends vying for some cashew milk and Daiya cheese during this year’s Torah study sesh. You’re welcome.
All recipes are 100% vegan, dairy-free and ridiculously delicious.
7-Ingredient Vegan Cheesecake
You can’t celebrate Shavuot without indulging in a heaping slice of super rich cheesecake. You just can’t! And now, thanks to this scrumptious, simple and sans-dairy cheesecake recipe from Minimalist Baker, you don’t have to.
Bounty Bar Mini Cheesecakes
Dark chocolate cookie crust, creamy coconut filling, more chocolate on top…are you drooling yet? Chocolate Covered Katie…you are a mensch.
No Meat Athlete has been on a quest to make the perfect vegan pizza from scratch. Lucky for us, his mission has been accomplished. There is no snack more perfect to get you through an all-nighter of Torah study.
Chocolate Samoa Cookie Milkshake
Craving a box of Samoa Girl Scout cookies in milkshake form dripping with hot caramel sauce and topped with coconut flakes? Yes, that’s a rhetorical question.
No-Bake Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
On a mission to become the best balaboosta in town? Whip up a batch of these mini peanut butter cup cheesecakes for your Shavuot shindig—and I can guarantee that the esteemed title will be yours for the taking. You can thank Rachl Mansfield.
Vegan Blueberry Blintzes
Bubbe would be pretty sad if you hosted a Shavuot celebration without a single blintz in sight. Thanks to Annie and Dan Shannon from Mastering the Art of Vegan Cooking, you’re all set to serve a heaping tray of warm, blueberry topped blintzes—complete with vegan cream cheese, tofu and soy milk. Yum!