12 Vegan Easter Recipes
Are you looking forward to a family get together this Easter weekend? If you’re following a vegan diet or just want to add some colorful dishes packed with in-season produce, here are our top picks for delicious, plant-based Easter fare.
Some love Easter dinner, while for others it’s the brunch that has them watering at the mouth. Try one (or all) of these delicious recipes:
1. Banana Bread
Mmm…banana bread! Who doesn’t love the fresh smell of banana bread in the morning?
2. Strawberry Banana Muffins
Enjoy in-season strawberries in these delicious strawberry banana breakfast muffins!
3. Carrot Cake Waffles
Take a cue from the Easter bunny and serve up some carrot cake waffles – yummy and good for you.
4. Hash Brown Haystacks
If you prefer something savory, try these Hash Brown Haystacks.
5. White Bean Hash
You can pair them with this White Bean Hash for a bigger, more filling meal.
Soups and Salads
Let the fresh in-season produce shine in a soup or salad. These dishes can also serve as brunch fare for larger gatherings if you need to bring a dish.
6. Brussels Sprouts Salad
One of Marco’s favorite salads from The 22-Day Revolution Cookbook. Get all of the details below on how to make this gorgeous salad (featured in the photo above). You can also find the recipe on page 130 of the book.
7. Asparagus Soup
Have you ever tried Asparagus Soup? This recipe is a perfect way to enjoy one of springtime’s best veggies.
8. Sweet Potato Bulgur Salad
How about something filling, like Sweet Potato Bulgur Salad? You might want to make a double batch so you can enjoy it again later. Substitute quinoa for the bulgur wheat to make this dish gluten-free.
And now for the main event – dinner! Whether you want to bring a plant-based dish to a family member’s dinner, or are taking the whole thing on yourself, you’ll find that these recipes are ready to wow your crowd:
9. Creamy Kale Pesto Risotto
A special dish for any occasion, try Creamy Kale Pesto Risotto – it’s warming, filling and makes a lovely presentation.
10. Lentil Shepherd’s Pie
If you want to prepare your meal ahead of time, try this Lentil Shepherd’s Pie. You can prepare the whole thing ahead of time and then pop it in the oven before dinner.
And now for the final round – dessert! Enjoy something delicious and nutritious.
11. Raspberry Chia Jam Bars
A great dessert to make ahead of time, this Almond Butter Raspberry Chia Jam Bar recipe is a beautiful way to present gorgeous raspberries.
12. Blueberry Cheesecake
For a splash of beautiful blue color to your table, try this No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake.
Recipe: Brussels Sprouts Salad
Makes 4 servings
1 pound Brussels sprouts, washed, stems trimmed (approximately 4 cups shredded)
Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing (recipe page 311)
1 Haas avocado, chopped
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup dried cranberries
Creamy Cashew Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing (recipe on page 327)
1. Shred Brussels sprouts by halving each sprout and then cutting multiple times vertically from top to the base. Alternatively, use a mandolin slicer or food processor to make quick work of it.
2. Transfer the shredded Brussels sprouts to a mixing bowl and toss together with about ¼ cup of Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing until well combined.
3. On a serving platter or 4 individual plates, place a layer of shredded Brussels sprouts and top with avocado, walnuts and dried cranberries.
4. Drizzle with Creamy Cashew Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing and serve!
We hope you have a fantastic Easter and enjoy one, two, or many delicious, plant-based meals. Let us know which ones you try!