Vegan Easter Recipes
1. Carrot Lox
Now that you’re a vegan, did you think your days of enjoying lox and cream cheese on a bagel were over? Wrong! Introducing carrot lox! Pile them high on a toasted bagel and add vegan cream cheese, red onion, dill, capers — the works. To die for!
Want an Easter treat that everyone can enjoy? You’ve got to try these gluten-free bunny shaped pretzels! They are adorable, pick up-able and completely addictive. They’ll make a perfect appetizer or just a fun holiday snack to have around for the kids.
Sure, everyone has heard of deviled eggs but why not apply that same concept and make deviled potatoes? Frankly, I’ll be shocked if this isn’t the next big culinary thing! Roasted little potatoes, cooled, hollowed out and filled with vegan yumminess. They’ll be the hit of any gathering.
Let’s talk elegance. If you’re looking for a light vegan appetizer for Easter, you won’t do much better than Blini with Avocado Hummus. They are light little pancakes topped with creamy avocado hummus — livened up with a slight lemon zing. So good and very impressive as well.
9. Cobb Salad
11. Lilac Lemon Cake
12. Spring Pea Dip
Here’s an appetizer I bet you haven’t tried — spring pea dip with ginger, almonds, cilantro and a little bit of lime juice. Trust me when I tell you that these flavors make absolute magic together. Be prepared — everyone will demand the recipe.
Main & Side Dishes
Who needs an Easter ham when you can have Sweet and Smokey Glazed Tofu Ham? Seriously, people like ham because of the gooey marinades, so just take the flavors of orange and maple and transform some tofu. The results are heavenly good and no little piggies need be involved.
To many, an Easter meal would feel incomplete without a lavishly prepared roast at the center of the table. I present a Maple Glazed Easter Roast. This impressive looking fellow is a vegan Tofurky roast jazzed up a holiday glaze made with maple, mustard, cloves, brown sugar and apple juice.
15. Seitan Roast
Carrots and Easter go perfectly together. That’s why Carrot and Apple Latkes will make an ideal side dish for your Easter table. Shredded carrots, onions and apples are mixed with spices and formed into golden patties with just the right amount of crispy finish. Yum!
Vegan Artichoke “Crab” Cakes? How can that be? One taste of this crunchy, flavorful cake and you’ll realize how legit these things are without even a hint of crab inside them. Add the horseradish sauce and you’ll have an appetizer or light meal worth writing home about.
Easter is all about springtime and springtime is all about quiche! This quiche uses tofu as its egg-replacement base. It has a light and fluffy texture and is a celebration of asparagus and vegan bacon. Enjoy as a lovely breakfast, light lunch or even as a snack!
Everyone needs an elegant, light soup in their arsenal. This one is perfect for Easter or any springtime meal. Asparagus and peas don’t just match color-wise, their flavors are lovely together. This soup only takes 30 minutes and is vegan and gluten-free.
23. Feta Pasta
While everyone else is grilling hotdogs, why not show them a vegan in action. Skewer a parboiled and spiced carrot and grill it to perfection. Then tuck it into a yeast roll and top with fresh chickpea salad. Watch them all drool.
This is not your momma’s potato salad, folks. It’s a reimagined herby vinaigrette potato salad full of textures, colors and zing. The potatoes are tender but the asparagus is crisp and the radish rounds are nice and peppery. It’s a salad you’ll make again and again.
27. Hot Cross Buns
If more people stir-fried carrots in ribbons, I suspect cooked carrots would be way more popular. Prepared that way, they don’t have a chance to get mushy and overcooked. Add a little red onion, salt and pepper and you have a side dish people will remember.
Nothing says springtime like a pasta salad loaded with spring veggies. Add whatever you like including, cucumber, asparagus, tomatoes and sweet bell peppers. Then tie everything together with the dill and garlic vinaigrette. It makes a nice light lunch or can be enjoyed as a side dish.
This side dish has everything. It’s beautiful — chunks of tri-color carrots caramelized to perfection. It’s easy — toss carrots in herbs and bake for 30 minutes. It’s delicious — there isn’t one person at the Easter table who won’t ask for a second helping.
If you tell them that you’re bringing a Mediterranean Hummus Tart to the party, everyone will be impressed. When they see what you’ve made, they’ll be blown away! They’ll never even guess how easy it was. Puff pastry topped with hummus and assorted veggies. That’s it!
Ah, asparagus is a springtime must. In this recipe, it is simply roasted and served with a non-dairy garlicky cream sauce with just a touch of heat. Drizzle that sauce on your roasted asparagus which will highlight the veggie’s natural, grassy goodness.
So long, French fries — there’s a new sheriff in town. These carrot fries are super healthy, have just the right amount of spice and can be ready in only 35 minutes. Get ready — dipping them in the curry sauce unlocks a whole other level of deliciousness.
So many Easter traditions involve freshly baked sweet breads. This bread is vegan and walks the line between savory and sweet. With both rosemary and raisins, the flavor is unlike anything else. Enjoy for breakfast, as a snack or even as a dessert.
Desserts & Treats
No Easter dessert table would be complete without a fragrant and spicy carrot cake. This version is not only vegan but gluten-free as well. It has all of that moist, carrot flavor you crave with the “cream cheese” frosting you love.
38. Simnel Cake
How cute are these? I imagine myself smiling at the children in their Easter best, helping themselves to these Easter Lemon Cupcakes. Then I see myself wrestling one out of their tiny hands and smashing it into my mouth. Hmm. Maybe I’ll just put a few aside for myself.
42. Lemon Bars
44. Rhubarb Crisp
46. Chocolate Babka
Why has it taken so long for someone to make chocolate covered strawberries into adorable Easter eggs? They are colorful, fun and festive and when served in a chocolate hazelnut crust with a layer of vegan chocolate ganache, they are fully irresistible.
This recipe is off-the-charts adorable. Little Easter Bunny sugar cookie cut-outs with fluffy cotton tails? OMG, I mean, who could possibly resist them? These are easy to make and will be an instant hit at any Easter gathering.
50. Coconut Cake
Ready for a little slice of heaven? Then you’ve got to make this coconut cake. So fluffy and sweet and decadent! No one will guess that it’s vegan, so when they ask for the recipe and you tell them, you can sit back and savor their stunned disbelief.
Did someone ask for a healthy Easter treat? Did someone else also ask for that something to be no-bake? They must have been dreaming about these eight-ingredient little chocolate nests. Just add some chocolate eggs or jelly beans and your Easter mission is accomplished.
For the uninitiated, rhubarb is one of life’s tart pleasures. Coupled with something sweet, rhubarb creates a flavor combination for the ages. This cheesecake has that epic taste in spades and it is also incredibly beautiful — like, “I can’t believe you made that” beautiful.
There’s nothing like a trick of the eye. At first glance, these tarts appear to be an Easter treat with a bright yellow egg yolk sitting in their center. But no! They’re really peaches, y’all, and they’re couched in sinfully delicious coconut custard atop a flaky tart crust.
57. Rose Lemonade
59. Carrot Margarita
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28 Vegan Easter Recipes the Whole Family Will LOVE
These vegan Easter recipes make the best festive Spring meals. Easy brunch, dinner, dessert and side dishes that will impress everyone.