Updated: Sep. 21, 2021
Originally Published: Sep. 22, 2020
Whether you’re celebrating the Fall Equinox on Sept. 22 or celebrating Mabon — which is the Pagan celebration of the equinox — food is a tasty, fun, and important part of this day. You definitely have to have a menu of fall equinox recipes to celebrate the first day of fall, and the one time a year where the sun is directly above the equator, and day and night are equal lengths. It also means that summer is just about over, and the cooler temps and coziness of fall are on their way, so why not go for it with the food?
These recipes are the epitome of cozy, comforting, and delicious. Y’all, I am so excited it’s the first day of fall, and I’m even more excited to try some of these recipes — it is soup season after all. And crockpot season, and casserole season, and the season of root vegetables, and cinnamon and nutmeg, and of course, pumpkin. The list goes on.
For Mabon, the significant and meaningful foods related to this holiday include apples, berries, grapes, grains, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, potatoes, carrots, onions, and of course pumpkins, for all of those hearty harvest vibes. And you’ll find these ingredients and more in this list.
Mabon Herb Roasted Chicken
Otherworldly Oracle says that herb roasted chicken is a traditional Mabon meal, especially if you pair it with lemons, herbs, and onion from your garden and baste it in herb butter. Um, yes please. This Mabon Herb Roasted Chicken recipe is delicious no matter if you celebrate Mabon or not, and it needs to be on your menu this fall.
Roasted Butternut Squash Soup
Mabon and the Fall Equinox is all about celebrating with foods that honor the hearth and harvest, according to learnreligions.com. Foods like “bread, grains, squash, and onions” come to mind, and this Roasted Butternut Squash Soup would be just perfect for any Mabon or Fall Equinox celebration.
“The Buckeye is associated with prosperity and abundance” and the nuts “have been used in folk magic for many years,” according to learnreligions.com. And since the nuts from the actual Buckeye tree are quite poisonous to humans, try this Buckeye Candies recipe to get that nutty flavor, and to celebrate Mabon and the fall equinox.
Baked Apple Chips
Apples again. Seeing a theme here? A delicious theme, that is. This Baked Apple Chips recipe from learningreligions.com is the perfect healthy fall snack to enjoy with your tea while sitting by the fire.
Harvest Herbal Butter Blends
Personally I find handcrafting herbal butter blends a beautiful and fun tradition/ritual in and of itself in fall, or anytime really. And this Harvest Herbal Butter Blend recipe from learnreligions.com takes the act of “harvesting your herbs,” which is an important part of Mabon, to the next level by utilizing them in this tantalizing butter. This would go great on top of a roasted chicken, your Thanksgiving turkey, or any meat of your choice.