8 Delicious Vegan Easter Recipes Everyone at Your Table Can Enjoy
If you're hosting a vegan Easter this year, you're probably on the hunt for just the right recipes to bring together an amazing menu. You may not be planning the traditional honey-glazed ham, but most dishes—like mashed potatoes or coleslaw—are simple to make vegan. Your main course options are plentiful as well. All your recipes need are fresh spring ingredients. Think citrus, fresh greens, crisp veggies—picks with a bright burst of crisp flavor. We've chosen recipes that are filling, easy to share among guests, and reminiscent of traditional Easter fare. Keep reading as we round up eight of our favorite options for Easter, whether you're planning a casual brunch, potluck, or three-course meal.
Creamy Asparagus and Pea Soup
Thanks to almond milk, this vibrant asparagus and pea soup has a creamy texture that's so satisfying to enjoy as an appetizer. This recipe by Minimalist Baker calls for nine ingredients, and the best part is it only takes 30 minutes to make from start to finish. Plus, its bold color will look amazing on an Easter tablescape.
Citrus Brussels Sprouts Slaw
Something about the combination of citrus and brussels sprouts is just so heavenly, and this recipe by The First Mess balances these flavors to perfection. Serve up this dish as an appetizer—it's a light, crisp alternative to the typically heavy choices served on Easter. The recipe also includes direction for "bacon" bits and almond "parm" to give it an extra kick.
Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti squash is an amazing vegetable that's so satisfying to eat and easy to prepare. We love what The First Mess did with this recipe for stuffed spaghetti squash. Complete with garbanzo beans and a creamy arugula sauce—made with cashew butter—this recipe can be served as an appetizer or main course.
One-Hour Vegan Shepherd's Pie
Nothing says comfort like the fluffy, creamy texture of Shepherd's Pie. Minimalist Baker's vegan take on the recipe replaces the traditional ground beef with lentils. With only nine ingredients, this is a vegetable-packed recipe that's complete in only an hour, including prep time.
Spicy Vegan White Pizza
Let's be honest: When pizza is served, it goes fast. Filling, easy to share, and customizable to your guests' tastes, it's no wonder pizza is such a popular option. The First Mess's spicy vegan white pizza has a sauce made from white beans, truffle oil, yeast, and, of course, plenty of garlic. Top with vegetables of your choosing.
Zucchini Lasagna With Vegan Ricotta
This vegan lasagna recipe courtesy of Camille Styles and Jeanine Donofrio is made from brown rice lasagna noodles, zucchini strips, and vegan ricotta. The ricotta uses tofu, walnuts, and zucchini to create a soft, melt-in-your-mouth texture. If you're looking for a hearty, satisfying main course to please your guests, look no further than this amazing dish.
No-Bake Chocolate Mocha Fudge and Coconut Tarts
Ah, yes, the three most beautiful words in the English language: no-bake dessert. Half Baked Harvest's recipe for its no-bake chocolate mocha fudge and coconut tarts is as simple as it is divine. The coconut crust is made from cashews, Medjool dates, and shredded coconut. The filling combines instant coffee, cocoa powder, and vanilla extract. These will go fast—be sure to keep a couple for yourself before serving.
Creamy Vegan Lemon Bars
They're vegan, they're gluten free, and the lemon twist makes these a prime dessert choice for spring. Minimalist Baker's creamy vegan lemon bars only need 10 ingredients to whip up. The filling takes on a texture similar to cheesecake that's so satisfying to sink your fork into. This not-so-sweet option provides balance to the richer desserts you may be serving.
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