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Nine Days Menu & Meatless Meals Inspiration

Nine Days Menu & Meatless Meals Inspiration

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This Nine Days menu is a great collection of ideas and links from around the web. The Nine Days leading up to Tisha B’Av are days of mourning, where we restrict certain pleasures, including eating meat. It can be difficult to come up with over a week’s worth of meatless meals that everyone will enjoy, so in this post, I’ve done it for you! Disclosure: this post contains commissioned links and images. 


Nine Days Menu delicious meatless meals and dairy meal inspiration


I’ve been procrastinating lately- one of the reasons this post is being published during the Nine Days, instead of before the week started. But, it’s here, and I hope it’s helpful.


Below you’ll find a selection of soups, main dishes and side dishes, both pareve and dairy.  I know the Nine Days fall in the dead of the summer and it is most likely quite hot where you are, however, I’ve included a list of soups anyway. I love soup, and it’s often a filling, complete meal on its own.


Some recipes are linked, but some are just ideas, without a recipe. The goal of this post is to give you some inspiration when putting your own menu together. A Nine Days Menu is not intended to be gourmet dairy- keep it simple and filling and everyone will be happy.



Nine Days Menu: Mains


Nine Days Menu delicious meatless meals


Lemon salmon

Breaded flounder

Eggplant Parmesan

Falafel in pita

Scrambled eggs


Egg salad sandwiches

Tuna sandwiches

Grilled cheese

Bagels (with cream cheese & lox, of course!)

Veggie + Cheese Panini

Mac and cheese

Baked Ziti




Tuna Casserole

Poke Bowls by Busy in Brooklyn

Tuna Patties by Munchies by Mindee

Vegetarian Chili by Joy of Kosher

White Pizza by The Aussie Gourmet



Nine Days Menu: Soups


Nine Days Menu delicious meatless meals


Onion Soup with Cheesy Pastry Crust

Split pea soup

Hearty vegetable soup

Zucchini soup

Tomato Soup with Cheddar Matzo Balls by (Danielle Renov)

Orange Vegetable Soup by Overtime Cook



Nine Days Menu: Salads


Nine Days Menu, delicious meatless meals


Crunchy Snow Pea Salad

Pasta Caprese Salad

Sushi Salad by Busy in Brooklyn

Nish Nosh Salad by Pass the Challah

Asian Salad with Crispy Tofu by The Kosher Dinner Lady



Nine Days Menu: Sides


Nine Days Menu, delicious meatless meals


Roasted vegetables

Stir fry vegetables

Cauliflower rice

Deviled eggs





Sweet potatoes

Mashed potatoes

French fries

Baked potatoes

Scalloped potatoes

Easy Sesame Snap Peas

Mushroom Medley Quiche

Pesto & Pizza Wheels by Happily Hectic



Mix any of these mains and sides together for a wholesome, delicious meal. Or just order pizza. Either way, keep it simple, and don’t spend too much time over a hot stove.



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Fay stern

Sunday 25th of November 2018

Di you have a recipe for baguettes stuffed with mushrooms?fa

Rochel Jager

Sunday 23rd of December 2018

Hi Fay. Sorry for the delayed response. I don't have a specific recipe for that, sorry!